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Vaccines and Autism

Autism and vaccines

vaccine any preparation used as a preventive inoculation to confer immunity against a specific disease, usually employing an innocuous form of the disease agent, as killed or weakened bacteria or viruses, to stimulate antibody production.
Autism a pervasive developmental disorder of children, characterized by impaired communication, excessive rigidity, and emotional detachment
abilities power or capacity to do or act physically, mentally, legally, morally, financially, etc.
Rare uncommon
MMR measles, mumps, and rubella
genes the basic physical unit of heredity
epidemic a temporary prevalence of a disease
Chronic Lasting longer than three months
eczema an inflammatory condition of the skin attended with itching and the exudation of serous matter
aliments nourishment
thimerosal a preservative that is almost half mercury
measles acute infectious disease most commonly in childrem, characterized by catarrhal and febrile symptoms and an eruption of small red spots
influenza an acute, commonly epidemic disease, occurring in several forms, caused by numerous rapidly mutating viral strains and characterized by respiratory symptoms and general prostration
virus an ultramicroscopic metabolically inert, infectious agent that replicates only within the cells of living hosts, mainly bacteria, plants, and animals
disorder an irregularity
biological any substance, as a serum or vaccine, derived from animal products or other biological sources and used to treat or prevent disease.
prevention a hindrance, obstacle, or impediment
prevalence widespread or current
diagnosis the process of determining by examination the nature and circumstances of a diseased condition.
Autism spectrum Disorders a group of developmental disabilities characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication and repetitive behaviors.
Created by: amoore0304