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Chapter 9

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Adolescent An individual 12 to 18 years old
Immunity The resistance of the body to the effects of a harmful agent, such as a pathogenic microorganisms and its toxins
Immunization The process of becoming immune or of rendering an individual immune through the use of a vaccine or toxoid
Infant A child from birth to 12 months
Length The measurement from the vertex of the head to the heel of the foot of a patient in a supine position
Pediatrician A physician who specializes in the care and development of children and the diagnosis and treatment of children's diseases
Pediatrics The branch of medicine that deals with the care and development of children and the diagnosis and treatment of children's diseases
Preschool child A child 3 to 6 years old
School-age child A child 6 to 12 years old
Toddler A child 1 to 3 years old
Toxoid A toxin that has been treated by heat or chemicals to destroy its harmful properties. It is administered to an individual to prevent an infectious disease by stimulating the production of antibodies in that individual
Vaccine A suspension of attenuated (weakened) or killed microorganisms administered to an individual to prevent an infectious disease by stimulating the production of antibodies in that individual.
Vertex The top of the head
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