Epidemic jaundice virus of humans

Synonym for Hepatitis A virus.

epidemic keratoconjunctivitis A highly infectious disease with round sub-

epithelial corneal opacities in association with keratitis, swelling of the regional lymph nodes and headache. Adenovirus 8 has frequently been isolated from case patients.

Synonyms: Sanders' disease; shipyard eye; viral keratitis.

epidemic myalgia Synonym for Bamble disease.

epidemic tremor virus Synonym for avian encephalomyelitis virus.

epidemiology The study of factors involved in the spread of diseases in human and animal populations.

epidermal growth factor (EGF) A potent mitogen that acts on a wide variety of cell types by binding to its cell surface receptor and inducing a cascade of cellular events that lead to cell division.

epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) The cell surface receptor which binds EGF, a mitogenic polypeptide active on a variety of cells. Has tyrosine kinase activity.

Hugin AW and Hauser C (1994) J Virol 68, 8409

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