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{adj: oral} of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth
"oral hygiene"
"an oral thermometer"
"an oral vaccine"



{adj: polyvalent} containing several antibodies each capable of counteracting a specific antigen
"a polyvalent vaccine"
<-> monovalent

{adj: preventive, preventative, prophylactic} preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
"preventive medicine"
"vaccines are prophylactic"
"a prophylactic drug"

{n: DPT vaccine} abbreviation for combination vaccine against diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus toxoids; usually given in a series of injections in early childhood

{n: Sabin vaccine, oral poliovirus vaccine, OPV, trivalent live oral poliomyelitis vaccine, TOPV} an oral vaccine (containing live but weakened poliovirus) that is given to provide immunity to poliomyelitis

{n: Sabin, Albert Sabin, Albert Bruce Sabin} United States microbiologist (born in Poland) who developed the Sabin vaccine that is taken orally against poliomyelitis (born 1906)

{n: Salk vaccine, IPV} a poliovirus vaccine consisting of inactivated polio virus that is injected subcutaneously to provide immunity to poliomyelitis

{n: Salk, Jonas Salk, Jonas Edward Salk} United States virologist who developed the Salk vaccine that is injected against poliomyelitis (born 1914)

{n: anaphylactic shock} a severe and rapid and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reaction to a substance (especially a vaccine or penicillin or shellfish or insect venom) to which the organism has become sensitized by previous exposure

{n: biosafety level 4} exposure to exotic infectious agents that pose a high risk of life-threatening disease and can be transmitted as an aerosol and for which there is no vaccine or therapy

{n: efficacy, efficaciousness} capacity or power to produce a desired effect
"concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine"
<-> inefficacy

{n: inoculating, vaccinating} the act of protecting against disease by introducing a vaccine into the body to induce immunity
"doctors examined the recruits but nurses did the inoculating"

{n: inoculation, vaccination} taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease

{n: pneumococcal vaccine, Pneumovax} vaccine (trade name Pneumovax) effective against the 23 most common strains of pneumococcus

{n: poliovirus vaccine} vaccine prepared from poliovirus to provide immunity to poliomyelitis

{n: proteosome vaccine, proteosome} a form of vaccine that can be administered by an inhaler

{n: ring vaccination} administering vaccine only to people in close contact with an isolated infected patient; prevents the spread of a highly infectious disease by surrounding the patient with a ring of immunization

{n: vaccination} the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine

{n: vaccine, vaccinum} immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies

{n: vaccinia, vaccina, variola vaccine, variola vaccinia, variola vaccina} a local infection induced in humans by inoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar


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