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CH 14

CH 14 Vaccines

TermDefinition
Attenuated referring to the reduced ability of a bacterium or virus to do damage to the exposed individual
DNA probe a known segment of a single-strand DNA that is complementary to a desired DNA sequence of a bacterial species
DNA vaccine a preparation that consists of a DNA plasmid containing the gene for a pathogen
Inactivated referring to a vaccine containing nonreproducing bacterial cells or nonreplicating viruses
Polymerase chain reaction a technique used to replicate a fragment of DNA many times
Subunit vaccine a vaccine that contains parts of microorganisms
Toxoid a preparation of microbial toxin that has been rendered harmless by chemical treatment but that is capable of stimulating antibodies
Vaccine a preparation containing weakened or dead microorganisms or viruses, treated toxins, or parts of microorganisms or viruses to stimulate immune resistance
Created by: drmicro