Hepatitis A - Glossary

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Glossary

Antibodies: A protein made by body to fight foreign substances (also known as antigens). Body makes different antibodies for each germ or invader that it has to fight.

Bilirubin: A red bile pigment formed from hemoglobin during destruction of red blood cells.

Hepatotoxic: Substances toxic to the liver.

Carrier: A person who spreads the disease to others without becoming ill.

IgG: Immunoglobulin G

IgM: Immunoglobulin M

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