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. See diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis v. and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis v.

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  • 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

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  • acellular pertussis vaccine — a preparation of purified antigenic components of Bordetella pertussis; used for routine immunization against pertussis (whooping cough). It is administered in combination preparations with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids; see diphtheria and… …   Medical dictionary

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  • 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

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