Definitions of vaccine

  1. immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies
  2. The virus of vaccinia used in vaccination.
  3. any preparation used to render an organism immune to some disease, by inducing or increasing the natural immunity mechanisms. Prior to 1995, such preparations usually contained killed organisms of the type for which immunity was desired, and sometimes used live organisms having attenuated virulence. since that date, preparations containing only specific antigenic portions of the pathogenic organism are also used, some of which are prepared by genetic engineering techniques.
  4. Pertaining to, or obtained from, cows or cowpox.
  5. Virus, or poison, obtained from cows affected with a disease called cowpox, or vaccinia, and used to prevent smallpox; loosely, any substance used for inoculation against disease.
  6. 1. Relating to vaccina in the cow or man. 2. The virus of cowpox, used by inoculation to confer immunity against smallpox; what is now employed is serum from the vesicles of the disease in a heifer, but formerly the scab of the dried pustule, taken from the animal or from man, was used. 3. The modified and attenuated virus of any disease, incapable of producing a severe infection, but affording protection, when inoculated, against the action of the unmodified virus. 4. An emulsion of dead cultures of specific bacteria in saline solution, employed hypodermically in opsonic therapy.
  7. Cow- pox virus.
  8. Pertaining to or derived from cows.
  9. Pertaining to, or derived from, cows, or from vaccination.
  10. Pertaining to cows or to cowpox.
  11. The virus of cowpox, for vaccination.
  12. Pertaining to cows; derived from cows.
  13. Pert. to or derived from cows, as vaccine matter.

Usage examples for vaccine

  1. It is very easy to understand that in a child in a run- down condition the vaccine material might very well have provoked a rather serious local reaction. – Makers of Modern Medicine by James J. Walsh
  2. We've had a big dose of vaccine pumped into our arms to- day. – “Crumps”, The Plain Story of a Canadian Who Went by Louis Keene
  3. But the vaccine matter is one of those substances called morbid poisons, of which it is a peculiar character to multiply themselves, when introduced into the system, as a seed does in the soil. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  4. But they are very helpful already; and some of them, particularly the typhoid vaccine are of great value in preventing the attack of the disease, as small doses of it given to persons who have been exposed to the infection, or are obliged to drink infected water, as in traveling or in war, very greatly lessen their chances of catching the disease. – A Handbook of Health by Woods Hutchinson
  5. Have you fresh vaccine – Miss McDonald by Mary J. Holmes
  6. Only 'Melia Penaluna winced and squeezed her hands together whenever a feeble wailing told that one of the vaccine points had made itself felt. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  7. Mr. Van Hee hoped to obtain from the German authorities in Brussels some smallpox vaccine to take back to Ghent, where a smallpox epidemic was feared. – The Log of a Noncombatant by Horace Green
  8. This is the vaccine virus used as a preventive for smallpox. – Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry by Pratt Food Co.
  9. Therefore the hundredth part of a grain of the vaccine matter, if no more than this is employed, soon increases in quantity, until, in the course of about a week, it is a grain or more, and can be removed in considerable drops. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  10. " You also, Sir, are entitled to the most grateful acknowledgments, not only from me, but from every friend of humanity, for the philanthropic manner in which you originally introduced the vaccine among these tribes of Indians. – Makers of Modern Medicine by James J. Walsh
  11. At the end of that time the Veiientines, by letting loose herds of cattle like the Vaccine which one still sees wandering in that part of the Campagna, drew them into an ambuscade, and they were all cut off to a man. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  12. As a matter of fact the analysis of the vaccine he'd lifted from Wilcox's dispensary was not without significance. – Brink of Madness by Walter J. Sheldon
  13. It's mostly vaccine all right, but there is a foreign substance in it. – Brink of Madness by Walter J. Sheldon
  14. " 'Report on a Vaccine for the Treatment and Cure of the Common Cold, ' by C. P. Coffin, et al. – The Coffin Cure by Alan Edward Nourse
  15. There seems to be no doubt that the vaccine matter used was often taken from persons not previously in sound health; this was perhaps unavoidable; but intelligent men, long resident in the Islands, believe that vaccination thus performed with impure matter had a bad effect upon the people, leaving traces of a resulting corruption of their blood. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff
  16. Great was the obstinacy in refusing relief; and loud the outcry in Norton Bury, when Mr. Halifax, who had met and known Dr. Jenner in London- finding no practitioner that would do it, persisted in administering the vaccine virus himself to his children. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  17. Large cities should have their own pasteurizing plants, just as many cities now have their own vaccine farms and antitoxin laboratories. – Civics and Health by William H. Allen
  18. Ask this question of a Homoeopathist, and he will answer by referring to the effects produced by a very minute portion of vaccine matter, or the extraordinary diffusion of odors. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)