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Bible DictionaryAids Glossary
the process by which a person is protected against the adverse effects of infection by a disease-causing microorganism. Active immunization (vaccination) involves inoculating a person with an antigen and relying on their body to mount an immune response. Passive immunization involves giving a patient exogenous (manufactured or transferred from another individual) antibodies.
Bible DictionaryGlossary of HIV(AIDS)-Related Terms
To protect against an infectious disease by vaccination<!-- (see) -->, usually with a weakened (attenuated) or killed form of the disease-causing microorganism. While people are usually immunized against an infectious disease by getting vaccinated, having a disease such as measles, mumps, or rubella one time usually prevents or "immunizes" a person from getting this disease again.
Bible DictionaryHIV Vaccine Glossary
the process of inducing immunity by administering an antigen (vaccine) to allow the immune system to prevent infection or illness when it subsequently encounters the infectious agent.
Bible DictionaryNCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
A technique used to cause an immune response that results in resistance to a specific disease, especially an infectious disease.
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.
Bible DictionaryDictionary of Medicine
Immunizations, or vaccinations, work by stimulating the immune system, the natural disease-fighting system of the body. The healthy immune system is able to recognize invading bacteria and viruses and produce substances (antibodies) to destroy or disable them. Immunizations prepare the immune system to ward off a disease. To immunize against viral diseases, the virus used in the vaccine has been weakened or killed. To immunize against bacterial diseases, it is generally possible to use only a small portion of the dead bacteria to stimulate the formation of antibodies against the whole bacteria. In addition to the initial immunization process, it has been found that the effectiveness of immunizations can be improved by periodic repeat injections or "boosters." Also see Immunizations (in the plural) and Immunization of a specific type (such Immunization, Polio).

 

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