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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «V»:

  1. V. cholerae genome V. cholerae genome
    V. cholerae genome: See: Cholera genome....
  2. Vaccination Vaccination
    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 i...
  3. Vaccination, anthrax Vaccination, anthrax
    Vaccination, anthrax: A series of six shots over six months and booster shots annually, the anthrax vaccine now in use in the USA was first developed in the 1950s and approved by the Food and Drug Administration for general use in 1970. It is produced by the Michigan Biologic Products Institute of M...
  4. Vaccination, chickenpox Vaccination, chickenpox
    Vaccination, chickenpox: See Chickenpox immunization....
  5. Vaccination, children's Vaccination, children's
    Vaccination, children's: In the United States, it is recommended that all children receive vaccination against: - Hepatitis B - Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis - Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) - Poliovirus - Measles, mumps, rubella - Varicella zoster virus (chickenpox). Every child in the...
  6. Vaccination, DPT Vaccination, DPT
    Vaccination, DPT: See: DPT immunization....
  7. Vaccination, DT Vaccination, DT
    Vaccination, DT: DT (diphtheria and tetanus) vaccine does not protect from pertussis and is usually reserved for individuals who have had a significant adverse reaction to a DPT shot or who have a personal or family history of a seizure disorder or brain disease...
  8. Vaccination, DTaP Vaccination, DTaP
    Vaccination, DTaP: Like DPT, DTaP protects from diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus. DTaP is the same as DTP, except that it contains only acellular pertussis vaccine which is thought to cause fewer of the minor reactions associated with immunization and is also probably less likely t...
  9. Vaccination, German measles Vaccination, German measles
    Vaccination, German measles: See Immunization, MMR. ...
  10. Vaccination, H. flu Vaccination, H. flu
    Vaccination, H. flu: This immunization is designed to prevent disease due to Haemophilus influenzae (H. flu), specifically Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB). The HIB bacteria is responsible for a range of serious "invasive" diseases including meningitis with potential brain damage and epiglo...
  11. Vaccination, Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) Vaccination, Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB)
    Vaccination, Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB): Immunization designed to prevent diseases caused by Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB), a bacteria responsible for a range of serious "invasive" diseases including meningitis with potential brain damage and epiglottitis with airway obstruction. ...
  12. Vaccination, hepatitis A Vaccination, hepatitis A
    Vaccination, hepatitis A: See: Hepatitis A immunization....
  13. Vaccination, hepatitis B Vaccination, hepatitis B
    Vaccination, hepatitis B: Hepatitis B (hep B) vaccine gives prolonged protection, but 3 shots over a half year are usually required. All infants in the U.S. receive hep B vaccine. Two vaccines (Engerix-B, and Recombivax-HB) are available in the US. The first dose of hep B vaccine is frequently gi...
  14. Vaccination, HIB Vaccination, HIB
    Vaccination, HIB: This immunization is designed to prevent diseases caused by Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB), a bacteria responsible for a range of serious "invasive" diseases including meningitis with potential brain damage and epiglottitis with airway obstruction. More than 90% of all ...
  15. Vaccination, infectious hepatitis Vaccination, infectious hepatitis
    Vaccination, infectious hepatitis: See Immunization, hepatitis A. ...