Definition of Epstein-barr virus

1. Noun. The herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China.

Exact synonyms: Ebv
Generic synonyms: Herpes, Herpes Virus

Medical Definition of Epstein-barr virus

1. Species of Herpetoviridae that is responsible for infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever). Discovered in 1964, this virus has been associated with Burkitt's lymphoma in South African children and with nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Asian populations. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Epstein-barr Virus

Epistle to the Galatians
Epistle to the Hebrews
Epistle to the Philippians
Epistle to the Romans
Epithelial membrane antigen
Epsilon Aurigae
Epsilon Pegasi
Epsom salts
Epstein's disease
Epstein's pearls
Epstein's sign
Epstein's symptom
Epstein-Barr virus
Eptesicus fuscus
Eptesicus serotinus
Equador laurel
Equality State
Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea monetary unit
Equatorial Guinean
Equatorial Guineans
Equetus lanceolatus

Literary usage of Epstein-barr virus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"23 March 1970; revised 15 May 1970 • Differential Reactivity of Human Serums with Early Antigens Induced by Epstein-Barr Virus Abstract Inoculation of 64-10 ..."

2. Lymphoma Project Report: Current Issues in Research and Treatment of AIDS by Michael Marco (1995)
"Epstein-Barr virus in AIDS-related primary central nervous system lymphoma. ... 5-Azacytidine up regulates the expression of Epstein-Barr virus nuclear ..."

3. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Information for Physicians edited by Barry Leonard (1998)
"Prolonged atypical illness associated with serological evidence of persistent Epstein-Barr virus infection. Lancet. 1982;l:61-64. 5. Dubois RE, Seeley JK, ..."

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