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Vaccine vs. Inoculation

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Vaccinenoun

(immunology) A substance given to stimulate the body's production of antibodies and provide immunity against a disease without causing the disease itself in the treatment, prepared from the agent that causes the disease, or a synthetic substitute.

Inoculationnoun

(immunology) The introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.

Vaccineadjective

Of or pertaining to cows; pertaining to, derived from, or caused by, vaccinia; as, vaccine virus; the vaccine disease.

Inoculationnoun

(microbiology) The introduction of a microorganism into a culture medium.

Vaccineadjective

Of or pertaining to a vaccine or vaccination.

Inoculationnoun

An inoculum, what is inoculated

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Vaccinenoun

The virus of vaccinia used in vaccination.

Inoculationnoun

The act or art of inoculating trees or plants.

Vaccinenoun

any preparation used to render an organism immune to some disease, by inducing or increasing the natural immunity mechanisms. Prior to 1995, such preparations usually contained killed organisms of the type for which immunity was desired, and sometimes used live organisms having attenuated virulence. Since that date, preparations containing only specific antigenic portions of the pathogenic organism have also been used. Some of these are prepared by genetic engineering techniques.

Inoculationnoun

The act or practice of communicating a disease to a person in health, by inserting contagious matter in his skin or flesh, usually for the purpose of inducing immunity to the disease.

Vaccinenoun

A program designed to protect a computer from software viruses, by detecting and or eliminating them.

Inoculationnoun

Fig.: The communication of principles, especially false principles, to the mind.

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Vaccinenoun

immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies

Inoculationnoun

The introduction of microorganisms into a growth medium, to cause the growth and multiplication of the microorganisms.

Vaccine

A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins.

Inoculationnoun

taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease

Inoculation

Inoculation is a set of methods of artificially inducing immunity against various infectious diseases. The terms inoculation, vaccination, and immunization are often used synonymously, but there are some important differences among them.

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