BCG vaccine

a vaccine used to protect against tuberculosis
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BCG vaccine

<drug> Live attenuated vaccine for tuberculosis. For groups and health care workers in high endemic areas. Not to be given to individuals with HIV infection. ... (15 Nov 1997) ...
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BCG vaccine

bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine, a tuberculosis vaccine containing living, nonvirulent, bovine-strain tubercle bacilli (Mycobacterium bovis). It may be administered through the skin by a special technique using a multiple-puncture disk, or into the skin (intracutaneously or intradermally). THis vaccine cannot be given to a pati...
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BCG vaccine

vaccine against tuberculosis. The BCG vaccine is prepared from a weakened strain of Mycobacterium bovis, a bacteria closely related to M. ... [4 related articles]
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BCG vaccine

Type: Term Definitions: 1. a suspension of an attenuated strain (bacillus Calmette-Guérin) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, bovine type, which is inoculated into the skin for tuberculosis prophylaxis. Synonyms: bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine, Calmette-Guérin vaccine, tuberculosis vaccine
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