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Immunisation

Definition

noun

A process which renders to organism immunity to a specific disease by exposing the organism to an antigen to promote the production of antibodies to a particular antigen.


Supplement

Innoculation is the former term for the artificial administering of a killed or attenuated antigen to an organism to induce the immune system to develop antibodies for that antigen so that subsequent exposure to live antigen will activate the already existing antibodies to combat it.


Variant: immunization

See also: antigen, antibody


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i think the difference is immunisation can refer to both naturally formed enhanced immunity following pathogen invasion and inoculation with a vaccine to gain immunity. while vaccination = inoculation with vaccine in order to gain immunity ...

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by Nite
Fri May 19, 2006 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Immunity
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Immunity

hi i'm a yr 12 doing Biology and i have a question on immunity. this may seem dumb but i was wondering what the difference was between immunisation and vaccination. they both seem to come hand in hand but i can't seem to distinguish between them? thnx

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by renegaed
Wed May 17, 2006 10:26 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Immunity
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