Acellular vaccine



a vaccine that contains cellular material but not complete cells, specifically, antigenic or allergenic parts of cells.
Contemporary Examples

They note that the acellular vaccine does not offer as long-lasting protection as the old whole-cell versions did.
Ignore the Fear Mongering: Whooping Cough Vaccine Works Amanda Schaffer February 21, 2013

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    loss of the physical awareness of one’s body. acenesthesia a·ce·nes·the·si·a (ā-sē’nĭs-thē’zē-ə, -zhə, ā-sěn’ĭs-) n. Absence of the sensation of physical existence and well-being or of the consciousness of normal bodily functioning.



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  • Acentric

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