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Mesh term Immunization

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Communicable Disease Control
Immunologic Techniques
Primary Prevention


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).

Browse to child terms:
Immunization Schedule
Immunization, Passive
Immunization, Secondary
Immunotherapy, Active

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