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papillomavirus

 [pap″ĭ-lo´mah-vi″rus]
any member of a genus of viruses that cause papillomas in humans and various other animals.
human papillomavirus any of numerous species that cause warts, particularly plantar and venereal warts, on the skin and mucous membranes in humans, transmitted by either direct or indirect contact. They have also been associated with cervical cancer.

Pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus

(pap'i-lō'mă-vī'rŭs),
A genus of viruses (family Papovaviridae) containing double-stranded circular DNA (MW 5 × 106), having virions about 55 nm in diameter, and including the papilloma and wart viruses of humans and other animals, some of which are associated with induction of carcinoma. More than 70 types are known to infect humans and are differentiated by DNA homology.
Synonym(s): papilloma virus

papillomavirus

/pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus/ (pap″ĭ-lo´mah-vi″rus) any virus of the subfamily Papillomavirinae.
human papillomavirus  (HPV) any of a number of species that cause warts, particularly plantar warts and genital warts, on the skin and mucous membranes in humans; some are associated with malignancies of the genital tract.

Papillomavirus

/Pa·pil·lo·ma·vi·rus/ (pap″ĭ-lo´mah-vi″rus) papillomaviruses; a genus of viruses (subfamily Papillomavirinae) that induce papillomas in humans and other animals; some have been associated with malignancy.

papillomavirus

(păp′ĭ-lō′mə-vī′rəs)
n.
Any of a group of DNA viruses of the family Papillomavirus that can cause warts and certain types of cancer in mammals.

papillomavirus

[pap′ilō′məvī′rəs]
Etymology: L, papilla + Gk, oma, tumor; L, virus, poison
the virus that causes warts in humans.

papillomavirus

Virology A group of viruses that cause noncancerous warty tumors on mucocutaneous surfaces–skin, larynx, uterine cervix. See Human papilloma virus.

Pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus

(pap'i-lō'mă-vī'rŭs)
A genus of viruses containing DNA and including the papilloma viruses and wart viruses of humans and other animals, some of which are associated with induction of carcinoma. More than 70 types are known to infect humans and are differentiated by DNA homology.

papillomavirus

Any virus of the Papillomavirus genus of the Papovaviridae family. These viruses cause various kinds of warts, including venereal warts. Papillomavirus infections are thought to be the probable reason for the higher incidence of cancer of the cervix in women with many sexual partners.
Papillomavirus genus of DNA-containing oncogenic viruses that replicate within nuclei of infected cells; cause warts and verrucae

Papillomavirus

a genus in the family Papovaviridae. They are naked, icosahedral viruses with a circular, supercoiled DNA genome of ∼8 kilobases and are specific to each animal species and in some cases to specific epithelial sites in that species. Virions are very stable and readily transmissible especially if there is abrasion such as by grooming with a curry comb. The type virus is the Shope papilloma virus of rabbits. See also sarcoid, papilloma, papillomatosis.

papillomavirus

a member of the genus Papillomavirus, family Papovaviridae.

bovine papillomavirus (BPV)
six types have been identified. BPV-1, BPV-2 and BPV-5 cause fibropapillomas of the skin of the anteroventral part of the body including the forehead, neck and back, the common cutaneous wart, penile fibropapilloma and frond and rice grain fibropapillomas on the udder and teat skin. BPV-2 is also associated with bladder cancer in cattle grazing bracken fern (Pteridium spp.). BPV-3 causes cutaneous papilloma; BPV-4 causes papilloma of the esophagus and small intestine, which can become malignant, particularly in animals fed bracken fern (Pteridium spp.); and BPV-6 causes frond epithelial papillomas of the bovine udder and teats.

Patient discussion about papillomavirus

Q. Should I Vaccinate My Daughter Against HPV? I have a 12 year old daughter. Her School wants all the girls aged 12 and up to be vaccinated against HPV. A lot of Parents are against this vaccine. I want to know more about this vaccine and if I should vaccinate my daughter.

A. before you would like to go on with any vaccination, you should check out this very long list of links:

http://www.aegis.ch/neu/links.html

at the bottom you will also find links in english. vaccinations in general are very disputable/dubious and it is probably time that we learn about it.

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Human papilloma viruses (HPV) are among the most common infections for which no therapy exists, or for which the existing therapy is only marginally effective and fraught with severe toxic side effects.