The process of inducing immunity to a pathogenic organism by injecting either an antigenically related but non-pathogenic strain (attenuated strain) of the organism or related non-pathogenic species, or killed or chemically modified organism of low pathogenicity. In all cases the aim is to expose the human or animal being vaccinated to an antigenic stimulus that leads to immune protection against disease, without inducing appreciable pathogenesis from the injection.
In the past, this specifically meant inoculation to protect against smallpox rather than the general use today of immunisation injectionsÂ
(Learning Modules / Geography / Geography of health) An injection of a weakened form of a disease or its antigens in order to give immunity to it.
Treatment to render an individual resistant or immune to a particular infectious disease.
- the scar left following innoculation with a vaccineFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=vaccination
(vaccinations) Giving a small amount of an inactivated or weakened form of a disease to give immunity against catching that disease. Some vaccines are live and should not be given to people having chemotherapy.Found on http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/utilities/glossary/index.htm?search=v
a form of immunisation in which killed or weakened micro-organisms are placed into the body, where antibodies against them are developed; if the same types of micro-organisms enter the body again, they will be destroyed by the antibodies Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=V
Vaccination or immunisation is usually given by an injection that makes the body's immune system produce antibodies that will fight off a virus.
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The process or act of inoculating a person.
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Vaccination: Injection of a killed microbe in order to stimulate the immune system against the microbe, thereby preventing disease. Vaccinations, or immunizations, work by stimulating the immune system, the natural disease-fighting system of the body. The healthy immune system is able to recognize invading bacteria and viruses and produce substance...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=5925
<procedure> The introduction of vaccine into the body for the purpose of inducing immunity. Coined originally to apply to the injection of smallpox vaccine, the term has come to mean any immunising procedure in which vaccine is injected. ... Origin: L. Vacca = cow ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
the scar left following inoculation with a vaccineFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=vaccination
(vak″sĭ-na´shәn) the introduction of vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease. The term has come to be used as a synonym for inoculation and immunization.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) The act, art, or practice of vaccinating, or inoculating with the cowpox, in order to prevent or mitigate an attack of smallpox. Cf. Inoculation.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/vaccination/
(L. vacca cow) the introduction of vaccine into the body for the purpose of inducing immunity. Coined originally to apply to the injection of smallpox vaccine, the term has come to mean any immunizing procedure in which vaccine is injected.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio90.html
vaccination (s), vaccinations (pl) 1. The administration of antigenic material to produce immunity to a disease, which will prevent or ameliorate the effects of infection by a pathogen. 2. Injection of a dead, or inactivated, microbe in order to stimulate the immune system against the microbe, thereby preventing disease. Vaccinations, or immu...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2256/3
Originally referred to immunization against smallpox with the less virulent cowpox (vaccinia) virus; more loosely used for any immunization against a pathogen.
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. vaccinophobia.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=68321
A method of inducing immunity to infectious disease due to bacteria or viruses. Based on the knowledge that second attacks of diseases such as smallpox were uncommon, early methods of protection consisted in inducing immunity by deliberate inoculation of material from a mild case. Starting from the ...Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/V/vaccination.html
A process in which dead or weakened microorganisms are directed into the body, usually be means of an injection. Antibodies form against the microorganisms that have been adminstered and an immunity is developed. If the same microorganisms enter the body at a later time, they will be killed by the antibodies and the vaccinated individual will be p....Found on http://www.pregnology.com/AZ/V/1
vaccination, means of producing immunity against pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria, by the introduction of live, killed, or altered antigens that stimulate the body to produce antibodies against more dangerous forms. Vaccination was used in ancient times in China, India, and Persia, and was in...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0850302.html
Type: Term Pronunciation: vak′si-nā′shŭn Definitions: 1. The act of administering a vaccine.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=96388
Vaccinations or immunisations are given to cats when they are kittens and thereafter boosters are given, usually annually. Flu and enteritis vaccines are the most commonly given vaccines. Cats may be vaccinated against other diseases depending on the cat's lifestyle and the level of risk.Found on http://www.cats.org.uk/cat-glossary/
A way of producing immunity to a disease by using a vaccine or other preparation to stimulate the body to produce antibodies against the disease. It is usually given by injection, but it may be introduced through scratches into the skin or as a drug taken by mouth. It is also called inoculation.Found on http://www.patientinfo.selcn.nhs.uk/glossary?startswith=V
The process of protecting against infectious disease by introducing into the body a vaccine that stimulates a primary immune response and the production of memory cells against the disease-causing agent.Found on http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/biobk/biobookglossv.html
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