Definition of Vaccine

Preparations containing substances with antigenic properties administered to activate the immune system, inducing an immune response. Vaccine ranges from inactivated or attenuated microorganisms (bacteria and viruses), enhanced autologous tumor cells, tumor antigens or epitopes, to peptide cojugated immunotoxins that are used to elicit host immune responses. Vaccines are used for the prevention, amelioration, or treatment of infectious diseases and cancer.

Vaccine is from the group

Agent
Biological Response Modifier

Other Names for Vaccine

Vaccine
vaccine

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