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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «V»:

  1. Vaccine, meningococcal Vaccine, meningococcal
    Vaccine, 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, sti...
  2. Vaccine, oral polio Vaccine, oral polio
    Vaccine, oral polio: See: Polio vaccine, oral....
  3. Vaccine, rubella Vaccine, rubella
    Vaccine, rubella: A vaccine designed to prevent rubella, or German measles. German measles was once seen merely as a child's unpleasant rite of passage. It was thought to be a mild malady that was usually over and done in three days. So what? Then an outbreak of rubella began in 1964. It lasted t...
  4. Vaccine, Sabin Vaccine, Sabin
    Vaccine, Sabin: The oral polio vaccine (OPV) developed by the Polish-born American microbiologist Albert B. Sabin (1906-93)....
  5. Vaccine, Sabin polio Vaccine, Sabin polio
    Vaccine, Sabin polio: See: Polio vaccine, oral....
  6. Vaccine, Salk Vaccine, Salk
    Vaccine, Salk: Vaccine against poliomyelitis named for Dr. Jonas Salk who developed and introduced it in 1955. It was the first type of polio vaccine to become available. It was made by cultivating three strains of the virus separately in monkey tissue. The virus was separated from the tissue, ...
  7. Vaccines Vaccines
    Vaccines: Microbial preparations of killed or modified microorganisms that can stimulate an immune response in the body to prevent future infection with similar microorganisms. These preparations are usually delivered by injection....
  8. Vaccinia Vaccinia
    Vaccinia: 1. The cowpox virus which is used to vaccinate against smallpox. 2. A cutaneous or systemic reaction to vaccination with the smallpox vaccine as, for example, in congenital vaccinia and progressive vaccinia....
  9. Vaccinia adverse reaction Vaccinia adverse reaction
    Vaccinia adverse reaction: See Smallpox vaccination adverse reaction....
  10. Vaccinia gangrenosa Vaccinia gangrenosa
    Vaccinia gangrenosa: See Progressive vaccinia....
  11. Vaccinia immune globulin Vaccinia immune globulin
    Vaccinia immune globulin: A blood product rich in antibodies against vaccinia, the virus in the smallpox vaccine. Vaccinia immune globulin (VIG) is the only known antidote to the complications of vaccination. It is derived from the blood of people who have been vaccinated recently, usually within...
  12. Vaccinia keratitis Vaccinia keratitis
    Vaccinia keratitis: Infection of the cornea due to implantation of vaccinia virus from a smallpox vaccination. People with pre-existing eye disease (particularly inflammatory diseases of the lids, conjunctiva and cornea) are particularly prone to implantation of the vaccinia virus from contact with ...
  13. Vaccinia necrosum Vaccinia necrosum
    Vaccinia necrosum: See Progressive vaccinia....
  14. Vaccinia, congenital Vaccinia, congenital
    Vaccinia, congenital: See Congenital vaccinia....
  15. Vaccinia, disseminated Vaccinia, disseminated
    Vaccinia, disseminated: See Progressive vaccinia....