hepatitis B vaccine (recombinant)

Definition / meaning of hepatitis B vaccine (recombinant)

A non-infectious mixture containing recombinant hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in a liquid vehicle. Immunization with the hepatitis B vaccine induces the formation of specific anti-hepatitis B antibodies and an active immunity against hepatitis B infection.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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