immunizing agent

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Noun1.immunizing agent - any substance or organism that provokes an immune response (produces immunity) when introduced into the body
vaccine, vaccinum - immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies
toxin antitoxin - a mixture of toxin and antitoxin used to immunize against a disease
antigen - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
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A prescription by an authorized prescriber is required to administer any immunizing agent and any medication to treat any adverse reactions caused by an immunizing agent.
The decoy virus has the same shape as the real virus, he adds, so "the decoy acts as an effective immunizing agent.
The potential advantage of this approach is that the OFA (immature laminin receptor protein) immunizing agent, used in the preparation of this customized vaccine, is:
The smallpox vaccine, formulated with vaccinia virus, is a highly effective immunizing agent.
This decision is supported by recent encouraging pre-clinical results with the antibody in animal bacteremia and endocarditis models and Phase I clinical studies indicating that new immunizing agent formulations can achieve higher antibody levels in healthy subjects.
Given the extensive effort that has gone into developing a new immunizing agent, implementing a donor stimulation program and producing the HyperGAM+CF antibody, initiation of this trial is a significant milestone in Univax's overall program to develop specific polyclonal antibody products for fighting serious infectious disease.
Since being categorized as geographically widespread, Governor Cuomo has announced several aggressive actions to combat the spread of the flu, including an Executive Order that suspended the section of state education law that limits the authority of pharmacists to administer immunizing agents to anyone under age 18 to allow vaccines to be administered to anyone age 2 and up.
In ovo vaccination has been successfully used to protect against poultry infectious diseases since the initial observations by Sharma and Witter [17] that 18-day-old embryos develop post-hatch immunity against the immunizing agents.
The efficacy of 3 commercial Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) immunizing agents a bacterin, a recombinant fowlpox-MG vaccine, and a live Fstrain vaccin--was compared in specific-pathogen--free hens in egg production.
Blastomyces dermatitidis: A Comparative Evaluation of Two Yeast Lysate Antigens as Immunizing Agents