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Introduction: Immunization

Description of Immunization

Immunization: A technique used to cause an immune response that results in resistance to a specific disease, especially an infectious disease.
Source: National Institute of Health

Immunization: deliberate induction of host immunity.
Source: CRISP

Immunization: Deliberate stimulation of the host's immune response. ACTIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of ANTIGENS or IMMUNOLOGIC ADJUVANTS. PASSIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of IMMUNE SERA or LYMPHOCYTES or their extracts (e.g., transfer factor, immune RNA) or transplantation of immunocompetent cell producing tissue (thymus or bone marrow).
Source: MeSH 2007

Immunization: Related Topics

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Terms Similar to Immunization:

  • Immunologic Stimulation
  • Immunostimulation
  • Sensitization, Immunologic
  • Variolation

Source - MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Immunization

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Hierarchical classifications of Immunization

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