human papillomavirus

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human pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus

 (păp′ə-lō′mə-vī′rəs)
n. Abbr. HPV
Any of various genera of papillomaviruses that cause cutaneous and genital warts in humans, with some strains associated with cervical, anogenital, or laryngeal carcinomas.
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hu′man papillo′mavirus


n.
the virus that causes genital warts.
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More recently, two of the most widely used assays for detection of genital HPV types are PCR, using consensus primers, and the Hybrid-Capture 2 assay (Digene[R] Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD, USA).
HPV detection is based on the analysis of the viral DNA by different methods (hybrid-capture, PCR, hybridization).
Analytic sensitivities of hybrid-capture, consensus and type-specific polymerase chain reactions for the detection of human papillomavirus type 16 DNA.