Pasteur treatment


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Pasteur treatment

n.
A treatment for infection by the rabies virus in which a series of increasingly strong inoculations with attenuated virus is given to stimulate antibody production during the incubation period of the disease.

Pasteur treatment

Etymology: Louis Pasteur
a method of preventing rabies by daily injections of attenuated cultures of rabies virus cultured in the central nervous system tissues of rabbits. The treatment, developed by Pasteur, is no longer used. See also human diploid cell rabies vaccine.