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  1. Immunization, meningococcal Immunization, meningococcal
    Immunization, meningococcal: A vaccine to prevent meningococcal meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord due to bacterial infection by an organism called Neisseria meningitidis. The symptoms of meningococcal meningitis include drowsiness, headache, high fever...
  2. Immunization, MMR Immunization, MMR
    Immunization, MMR: The standard vaccine given to prevent measles, mumps and rubella (German measles). The MMR vaccine is now given in two dosages. The first should be given at 12-15 months of age. The second vaccination should be given at 4-6 years. Most children should receive MMR vaccinations...
  3. Immunization, mumps Immunization, mumps
    Immunization, mumps: See Immunization, MMR....
  4. Immunization, pneumococcal Immunization, pneumococcal
    Immunization, pneumococcal: Vaccination to help prevent infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as the pneumococcus bacterium. This bacterium causes one of the most common and severe forms of pneumonia. To prevent this form of pneumonia, a vaccine has been offered to people over 55 and any...
  5. Immunization, polio Immunization, polio
    Immunization, polio: One of the two polio vaccines that are available: oral polio vaccine (OPV) and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). OPV was formerly recommended for children in the U.S. but was shown to actually cause polio in extremely rare cases and is no longer recommended. IPV is given as a sho...
  6. Immunization, rubella Immunization, rubella
    Immunization, rubella: See Immunization, MMR. ...
  7. Immunization, serum hepatitis Immunization, serum hepatitis
    Immunization, serum hepatitis: See Immunization, hepatitis B....
  8. Immunization, Td Immunization, Td
    Immunization, Td: Td is the vaccine given to children over six and adults as boosters for immunity to diphtheria and tetanus....
  9. Immunization, varicella Immunization, varicella
    Immunization, varicella: See Chickenpox immunization....
  10. Immunization, yellow fever Immunization, yellow fever
    Immunization, yellow fever: A live attenuated (weakened) viral vaccine that is recommended for people traveling to or living in tropical areas in the Americas and Africa where yellow fever occurs. Because it is a live vaccine, it should not be given to infants or people with immune-system problems. ...
  11. Immunocompetence Immunocompetence
    Immunocompetence: The ability to produce a normal immune response....
  12. Immunocompetent Immunocompetent
    Immunocompetent: Able to develop an immune response. Able to recognize antigens and respond to them. The opposite of immunodeficient....
  13. Immunocompromised Immunocompromised
    Immunocompromised: Having an immune system that has been impaired by disease or treatment....
  14. Immunocow Immunocow
    Immunocow: A cow that has been genetically engineered to produce human antibodies. An immunocow, when challenged with an infectious agent, can produce large volumes of human antibodies against that agent. There are also immunopigs and presumably immunogoats, immunosheep, immunohorses, etc....
  15. Immunodeficiency Immunodeficiency
    Immunodeficiency: Inability to mount a normal immune response. Immunodeficiency can be due to a genetic disease or acquired as in AIDS due to HIV....