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1. Chemistry Having valence 5.
2. Immunology
a. Having five sites of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.
b. Containing antigens from five strains of a microorganism or virus. Used of a vaccine or serum.


(Chemistry) chem having a valency of five. Also: quinquevalent


(ˌpɛn təˈveɪ lənt, pɛnˈtæv ə-)

1. having a valence of five: pentavalent arsenic.
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Adj.1.pentavalent - having a valence of five
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The money is used to purchase pentavalent vaccine for influenza, pneumococcal for pneumonia and rotavirus for diarrhoea and yellow fever.
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11, three days after they were given pentavalent vaccine under the government's immunization program.
During the meeting, the chairman PITB was informed that 3,483,105 children were administered 33,478,582 vaccines, including BCG, OPV, Measles, Pentavalent and Pneumococcal through 3,774 vaccinators in the province.
39), [greater than or equal to] 1 dose of pentavalent vaccine (OR 0.
Furthermore, 38(91%) and 36(86%) staff members wrongly reported the pentavalent and TT vaccines, respectively, as cold sensitive, whereas 41(97.
beaucoup moins que] Le comite avait tranche en precisant que le Pentavalent est un vaccin pre-qualifie et garanti par l'OMS [beaucoup plus grand que], ajoute-t-il.
With the support of Pakistan Army in the case response launched at North and South Waziristan Agencies 1742 and 415 children have been vaccinated with Pentavalent respectively.
The programme continues to improve as evidenced by the fact that early in 2015 pentavalent vaccine was phased out and replaced by the more baby-friendly hexavalent so that the baby is only pricked once to receive six antigens.
62%, while the WRs for DPT, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and the pentavalent vaccine combinedly have decreased from 17.