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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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Updated recommendations for use of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) in pregnant women--Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2012.
5 ml of vaccine contains at least 30 IU of diphtheria toxoid, at least 40 IU of tetanus toxoid, at least 25 micrograms of pertussis toxoid, at least 55 micrograms of B.
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said her office sent 30 vials of diphtheria toxoid here for the 60 people who had direct contact with the boy.
Immunogenicity and safety of a tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and three-component acellular pertussis vaccine in adults 19-64 years of age.
Though diphtheria anti-toxin (DAT) usage, improved treatment, and widespread immunization with diphtheria toxoid have dramatically reduced mortality and morbidity, vaccination continues to be essential to preventing the disease and avoiding large epidemics.
Tetanus toxoid is generally combined with diphtheria toxoid and either whole-cell (DTP) or acellular (DTaP) pertussis vaccines.
Menactra (Meningococcal Groups A, C, Y, W-135 polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine) is the brand name for Sanofi's tetravalent conjugate vaccine sold in the US and Australia to protect children, adolescents, and adults against four serogroups of N.
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the healthcare company Sanofi Group (Euronext:SAN) (NYSE: SNY), announced on Monday the approval by Health Canada of the expansion of the indication for Menactra (Meningococcal [Groups A, C, Y and W-135] Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine) down to infants nine months of age.
She reported on 314 pregnant women presenting to an academic perinatal center between March and June 2011 who answered an anonymous, multiple-choice questionnaire regarding their knowledge and opinions on vaccination in general, and Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis adsorbed) specifically.
In two birth cohorts from the Faroe Islands, we recently found that the antibody response to diphtheria toxoid was significantly decreased at 18 months of age and, in an older cohort, that the tetanus toxoid antibody response was affected mainly at 7 years of age.
Christina Dorell of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, coverage with one or more doses of the Tdap vaccine (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine) increased significantly from 41% of all U.

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