Vaccine

Science / Biology / Vaccine: A preparation containing dead or weakened pathogens that when injected into the body elicit an immune response.

MMR Vaccine

Health / Disease / MMR Vaccine: A mixture of live but attenuated viruses, administered for immunization against measles, mumps and rubella. MORE

BCG

Health / Disease / BCG: Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is a vaccine against tuberculosis that is prepared from a strain of the attenuated (weakened) live bovine tuberculosis bacillus, Mycobacterium bovis. MORE

Immunotherapy

Science / Genetics / Immunotherapy: Using the immune system to treat disease, for example, in the development of vaccines. May also refer to the therapy of diseases caused by the immune system. MORE

Mumps

Health / Disease / Mumps: A viral disease of humans. Prior to the introduction of a vaccine, it was a common childhood disease worldwide, and is still a significant threat to health in the third world. MORE

Measles

Health / Disease / Measles: A viral disease of humans easily transmitted via the respiratory route. Prior to the introduction of a vaccine, it was a common childhood disease worldwide, and is still a significant threat to health MORE

Biologics

Business / Agriculture / Biologics: Immunization vaccines, bacterins, antigens, and antitoxins and other preparations made from living organisms and their products, intended for use in diagnosing, immunizing, or treating humans or anima MORE

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