Vaccination

Treatment to render an individual resistant or immune to a particular infectious disease.

vaccination

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. ...

Vaccination

In the past, this specifically meant inoculation to protect against smallpox rather than the general use today of immunisation injections 

vaccination

(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.

Vaccination

Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (a vaccine) to stimulate an individual`s immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate morbidity from infection. The effectiveness of vaccination has been widely studied and verified; for example, the influenza vaccine, the HPV vaccine, and the ....
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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.
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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.
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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.
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vaccination

[n] - the scar left following innoculation with a vaccine
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Vaccination

• (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.
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vaccination

<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) ...
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vaccination

noun the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine
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Vaccination

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
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vaccination

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 ...
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Vaccination

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....
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Vaccination

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.
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Vaccination

Administering weakened or dead pathogens to a healthy person or animal, with the intent of conferrin
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Vaccination

Injection, given to healthy animals, used to stimulate prolonged immunity to specific diseases.
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Vaccination

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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vaccination

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.
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Vaccination

The process of protecting against infectious disease by introducing into the body a vaccine that sti
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Vaccination

The process or act of inoculating a person.
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vaccination

Treatment with a vaccine.
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vaccination

Type: Term Definitions: 1. vaccinophobia.
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vaccination

Type: Term Pronunciation: vak′si-nā′shŭn Definitions: 1. The act of administering a vaccine.
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