Definitions for "Hepatitis B virus"
the virus that causes inflammation of the liver and is transmitted through any body fluid, such as semen, vaginal secretions, blood, etc.
A virus that attacks and damages the liver, causing inflammation, cirrhosis, and chronic hepatitis that can lead to cancer.
A small DNA virus capable of causing both acute and chronic liver disease, possibly by eliciting tissue damage by the immune system. The virus may also be a risk factor for hepatic carcinoma. It is often transmitted through sexual activity or through exposure to contaminated blood.