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tox·oid

 (tŏk′soid′)
n.
A substance that has been treated to destroy its toxic properties but retains the capacity to stimulate production of antitoxins, used in immunization.

toxoid

(ˈtɒksɔɪd)
n
(Medicine) a toxin that has been treated to reduce its toxicity and is used in immunization to stimulate production of antitoxins

tox•oid

(ˈtɒk sɔɪd)
n.
a bacterial toxin rendered harmless by chemicals and used for inducing immunity.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toxoid - a bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin; "diphtheria toxoid"
bacterial toxin - any endotoxin or exotoxin formed in or elaborated by bacterial cells
antigen - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
Translations

tox·oid

n. toxoide, toxina desprovista de toxicidad que al introducirse en el organismo causa la formación de anticuerpos;
a. toxoide, de naturaleza tóxica o venenosa;
diphtheria ______ diftérico;
tetanus ______ tetánico.

toxoid

n toxoide m; diphtheria — toxoide diftérico; tetanus — toxoide tetánico
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Because many community members reported having had pertussis disease and were opposed to receiving pertussis vaccine, 17 (36%) persons received age-appropriate tetanus and diphtheria toxoids without pertussis vaccine (DT or Td).
Sanofi Pasteur reported on Tuesday the launch of Quadracel (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus; DTaP-IPV) vaccine coverage in the US for children through six years of age.
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TM following diphtheria and tetanus toxoids (Td) vaccines is very rare and only five cases have been reported before (7-11).
In addition, the risk of severe hypersensitivity reactions associated with multiple Tdap doses in pregnancy is "unlikely," based on a recent study of tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Vaccine 2012;30:974-82; Vaccine 2011;29:8459-65).
This evolving epidemiology of pertussis has prompted ACIP to recommend a routine single Tdap dose for adolescents between the ages of 11 and 18 years who have completed the recommended DTP/DTaP (diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis/diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis) vaccination series and for adults ages 19 to 64 years.
Results also suggested that concentrations of antibodies against both diptheria and tetanus toxoids at age 7 years were inversely associated with PCB concentrations at age 18 months.
It may be used in place of one dose of tetanus-diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine at the time a routine booster dose is due or may be administered in place of Td for wound prophylaxis.
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Several decades later, scientists adapted the antitoxin strategy for mass immunization by inoculating people with toxoids, inactive versions of the toxins made by the diphtheria and tetanus bacteria.
All adults should complete a primary series of tetanus and diphtheria toxoids [followed by] a booster every 10 years.
NYSE: MRK) announced today that they have entered into an agreement that provides Merck with exclusive rights to market and distribute MBL's tetanus and diphtheria toxoids adsorbed (Td) vaccine in the United States, with the exception of Massachusetts, where MBL will continue distributing the vaccine.