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Meaning of SERUM HEPATITIS

Pronunciation:  'seerum `hepu'tItis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an acute (sometimes fatal) form of viral hepatitis caused by a DNA virus that tends to persist in the blood serum and is transmitted by sexual contact or by transfusion or by ingestion of contaminated blood or other bodily fluids
 
 Synonyms: hepatitis B
 
 See Also: viral hepatitis

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: This disease is caused by DNA viruses in the family Hepadnaviridae and is much more serious than hepatitis A. Hepatitis B has a long incubation period (around three months) and can cause severe liver damage and even death. It is typically spread by blood or body fluid contact, such as through hypodermic needles or sexual intercourse. A type of liver cancer, hepatoma, can follow a bout with H-B.
 

 

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