diphtheria and tetanus toxoids vaccine
diphtheria and tetanus toxoids.

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  • diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine — DTP vaccine; a combination of diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid, and whole cell pertussis vaccine; administered intramuscularly for simultaneous immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. It is no longer used in the United States.… …   Medical dictionary

  • diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine — DTaP vaccine; a combination of diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine; adsorbed on an aluminum adsorbing agent. It is administered intramuscularly to children younger than seven years of age, for simultaneous… …   Medical dictionary

  • diphtheria and tetanus toxoids adsorbed — (DT) [USP] a combination of full strength doses of diphtheria toxoid and tetanus toxoid which are adsorbed either before or after being combined; used for immunization of pediatric patients under seven years of age when pertussis vaccine is… …   Medical dictionary

  • tetanus and diphtheria toxoids vaccine — tetanus and diptheria toxoids …   Medical dictionary

  • tetanus toxoid reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine — Tdap vaccine; a combination of tetanus toxoid, a reduced dose of diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine; adsorbed on an aluminum adsorbing agent. It is administered intramuscularly to adolescents and adults, for simultaneous… …   Medical dictionary

  • vaccine — Originally, the live v. (vaccinia, cowpox) virus inoculated in the skin as prophylaxis against smallpox and obtained from the skin of calves inoculated with seed virus. Usage has extended the meaning to include essentially any preparation… …   Medical dictionary

  • tetanus toxoid — (T) the formaldehyde inactivated toxins of Clostridium tetani, used for immunization against tetanus; both fluid (tetanus toxoid [USP]) and adsorbed (on alum, aluminum hydroxide, or aluminum phosphate) (tetanus toxoid adsorbed [USP]) forms are… …   Medical dictionary

  • tetanus and diphtheria toxoids — (Td) a combination of tetanus toxoid and (reduced) diphtheria toxoid used for immunization of patients at least seven years of age when pertussis vaccine is contraindicated; it contains 5 to 10 fold less diphtheria toxoid than does the diphtheria …   Medical dictionary

  • vaccine — n. a special preparation of antigenic material that can be used to stimulate the development of antibodies and thus confer active immunity against a specific disease or number of diseases. Many vaccines are produced by culturing bacteria or… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Vaccine — For other uses, see Vaccine (disambiguation). A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease causing microorganism, and is often made from… …   Wikipedia

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