Definitions for "Herpes simplex virus"
Keywords:  hsv, blister, simplex, lesions, virus
Human viruses responsible for blister-like lesions around the mouth and lips, the anus, or the genital area
(HER-pees SIM-plex VIE-rus) Virus in the family Herpesviridae. Type 1 HSV (HSV-1) causes blisters on the lips, nostrils, and possibly on the lining of the eyelids. Type 2 HSV (HSV-2) causes blisters and lesions on and around genitalia.
a herpes virus that affects the skin and nervous system