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vaccines

Definition/Scope: (1) A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen, such as a bacterium or virus, or of a portion of the pathogen's structure that upon administration stimulates antibody production against the pathogen but is incapable of causing severe infection. (2) A vaccine prepared from the cowpox virus and inoculated against smallpox.



Narrower Terms:

anthrax vaccine
botulism toxoid
influenza vaccines
live vaccines
plague vaccine
smallpox vaccine
tetanus toxoid
typhus vaccine

Related Terms:

antigens
World Health Organization


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