Definition of Immunizing agent
1. Noun. Any substance or organism that provokes an immune response (produces immunity) when introduced into the body.
Specialized synonyms: Vaccine, Vaccinum, Toxin Antitoxin
Generic synonyms: Antigen
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Literary usage of Immunizing agent
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1. Therapeutic Gazette (1897)
"... the immunizing agent in the lower animals is some substance peculiar to themselves, one of which little can be expected when it is transferred to man; ..."
2. The Hygiene of Transmissible Diseases; Their Causation, Modes of by Alexander Crever Abbott (1901)
"There is sonic evidence in support of the idea that the real immunizing agent may not be contained in the immunizing serum, but that this serum is only ..."
3. New England Medical Monthly (1899)
"... DIPHTHERIA AS AN immunizing agent.—A series of experiments were conducted in the children's hospital, Washington, DC, by Dr. SM Adams to determine the ..."
4. Hygiene and Public Health by Louis Coltman Parkes, Henry Richard Kenwood (1913)
"The immunizing agent in such dead cultures is either the intra- cellular toxins—the toxins formed within the cell membrane of the bacteria—or the ..."
5. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1900)
"... of this and other countries as to its therapeutic value in the treatment of diphtheria and also as an immunizing agent for those exposed to the disease, ..."
6. Modern methods in nursing by Georgiana Jane Sanders (1922)
"The immunizing agent is contained in the serum of an animal, usually the horse, which has been injected with repeated increasing doses of a bacterial toxin ..."