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hepatitis B surface antigen


Definition: antigen of the small (20-nm) spheric and filamentous forms of hepatitis B antigen, and a surface antigen of the larger (42-nm) Dane particle (complete infectious hepatitis B virus).

See Also: hepatitis B core antigen, hepatitis B e antigen

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