Definition of Immunization

1. Noun. The act of making immune (especially by inoculation).

Exact synonyms: Immunisation
Generic synonyms: Protection
Specialized synonyms: Inoculation, Vaccination, Sensitisation, Sensitising, Sensitization, Sensitizing
Derivative terms: Immunize



Definition of Immunization

1. Noun. (US uncountable) The process by which an individual is exposed to a material that is designed to prime his or her immune system against that material. ¹

2. Noun. (US countable) One such exposure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Immunization

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Immunization

1. A process that increases an organisms reaction to antigen and therefore improves its ability to resist or overcome infection. A technique used to induce immune resistance to a specific disease in humans (or other mammals) by exposing the individual to an antigen in order to raise antibodies to that antigen. (13 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Immunization

immune thrombocytopenic purpura
immune tolerance
immunes
immunifacient
immunisation
immunisation therapy
immunisations
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immunised
immunises
immunising
immunities
immunity
immunity deficiency
immunizable
immunization (current term)
immunization program
immunization schedule
immunizations
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immunizers
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immunizing
immunizing agent
immuno-
immunoablation
immunoabsorbent
immunoabsorption

Literary usage of Immunization

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"THE specific treatment of tuberculosis by tuberculin is based on the principle of artificial immunization. The production of artificial immunity to ..."

2. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"Two key factors in the immunization of homosexual males and intravenous drug users are the provision of education and assuring confidential access to ..."

3. Health Status of Minorities & Low Income Groups by DIANE Publishing Company, Dept. of Health and Human Services, United States (1991)
"(26) Due to a renewed effort to achieve better immunization levels, between 1981 and ... (27) C. immunization The childhood infectious diseases of major ..."

4. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"This active immunization is proving to be a more difficult problem than was ... It is impossible to foretell what effect active immunization may have on the ..."

5. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1899)
"The dried-cord method of immunization is the one used in Paris and in other places where the treatment has been introduced and applied to human beings. ..."

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