primary dose


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primary dose

An initial, large dose given to provide a high blood level as soon as possible.
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An increase of the primary dose generally leads to formation of NR matrix with higher local density.
c] values decrease to about 50 and 35% for samples irradiated with lower and higher primary dose, respectively, compared with the samples unirradiated with the secondary dose.
In The Monroe Efficacy Study, 1037 healthy children and adolescents, 2 through 16 years of age, received a primary dose of approx.
Of 15 patients with a vaccination history, 6 were fidly immunized (four primary doses by 5 years of age), 2 had received three doses of vaccine, and 7 had not been vaccinated.
Currently, the only vaccines approved for use in the United States for the primary doses given to infants are those containing a whole-cell pertussis component.
Currently, there is no DTaP vaccine licensed by the FDA for the three primary doses administered to infants during the first year of life.