DPT vaccine

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DPT vaccine

(dē′pē-tē′)
n.
Variant of DTP vaccine.
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DPT vaccine

An obsolete combination of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and killed pertussis bacilli. It is no longer given in pediatric immunizations because of the superiority of DTaP, a vaccine that contains only acellular pertussis.
See also: vaccine
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