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Princeton's WordNet

  1. immunization, immunisationnoun

    the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)


  1. immunizationnoun

    The process by which an individual is exposed to a material that is designed to prime his or her immune system against that material.

    Immunization against influenza is important for all child-care workers.

  2. immunizationnoun

    One such exposure.

    The first immunization a baby gets is against HBV.


  1. Immunization

    Immunization, or immunisation, is the process by which an individual's immune system becomes fortified against an agent. When this system is exposed to molecules that are foreign to the body, called non-self, it will orchestrate an immune response, and it will also develop the ability to quickly respond to a subsequent encounter because of immunological memory. This is a function of the adaptive immune system. Therefore, by exposing an animal to an immunogen in a controlled way, its body can learn to protect itself: this is called active immunization. The most important elements of the immune system that are improved by immunization are the T cells, B cells, and the antibodies B cells produce. Memory B cell and memory T cells are responsible for a swift response to a second encounter with a foreign molecule. Passive immunization is when these elements are introduced directly into the body, instead of when the body itself has to make these elements. Immunization is done through various techniques, most commonly vaccination. Vaccines against microorganisms that cause diseases can prepare the body's immune system, thus helping to fight or prevent an infection. The fact that mutations can cause cancer cells to produce proteins or other molecules that are unknown to the body forms the theoretical basis for therapeutic cancer vaccines. Other molecules can be used for immunization as well, for example in experimental vaccines against nicotine or the hormone ghrelin in experiments to create an obesity vaccine.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Immunization

    Deliberate stimulation of the host's immune response. ACTIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of ANTIGENS or IMMUNOLOGIC ADJUVANTS. PASSIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of IMMUNE SERA or LYMPHOCYTES or their extracts (e.g., transfer factor, immune RNA) or transplantation of immunocompetent cell producing tissue (thymus or bone marrow).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immunization in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immunization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of immunization in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Leahy:

    It had immunization for the airlines, nothing for the victims.

  2. Peter Hotez:

    If there's a dramatic drop, that's one thing. If there's a modest drop, it means that the third immunization will hold and we won't need to make a specifically designed booster.

  3. Robin Vida:

    We're a local health department of 50 staff that cover five different key areas of public health, so when we look at our immunization team, we're talking about less than a dozen people.

  4. Adrian Hill:

    The real problem arises if it's given at 6-12 months. The cost of delivery will be greatly increased and we just don't know how feasible extra immunization time points will be, sadly, the data show the protection in younger infants, who we immunize routinely, is very modest, but it is better in older infants.

  5. Scott Gottlieb:

    That's why we have a childhood immunization schedule, because your behavior -- with respect to your choice around vaccination -- affects your community.

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