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bacille

 [bah-sēl]
bacille Calmette-Guērin (BCG) Mycobacterium bovis that has been rendered completely avirulent by cultivation over a long period on bile-glycerol-potato medium. See also bcg vaccine and BCG solution.

ba·cil·le Cal·mette-Gué·rin (BCG),

(bah-sēl' kahl-met' gā-rĭn[h]'),
An attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis used in the preparation of BCG vaccine that is used for immunization against tuberculosis and in cancer chemotherapy.
[Fr.]

bCG

Bacille Calmette-Guerin. A strain of Mycobacterium bovis which has been grown multiple generations on potato bile glycerine agar, to a point where the strain is not regarded as pathogenic. It is used to nonspecifically stimulate the immune response in patients with certain malignancies—e.g., melanoma.

BCG

Abbreviation for:
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (Medspeak-UK)  
bromcresol green
bronchocentric granulomatosis

ba·cil·le Cal·mette-Gué·rin

(BCG) (bah-sēl' kahl-met' gā-răn[h]')
An attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis used in the preparation of BCG vaccine, which is used for immunization against tuberculosis and leprosy and in cancer chemotherapy.
Synonym(s): Calmette-Guérin bacillus.
[Fr.]

Calmette,

Leon Charles Albert, French bacteriologist, 1863-1933.
Bacille bilié de Calmette-Guérin - an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis used for immunization against tuberculosis and in cancer chemotherapy. Synonym(s): Bacille Calmette-Guérin; Calmette-Guérin bacillus
Bacille Calmette-Guérin - Synonym(s): Bacille bilié de Calmette-Guérin
bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine - a vaccine for tuberculosis prophylaxis. Synonym(s): BCG vaccine
Calmette test - conjunctival reaction to tuberculin.
Calmette-Guérin bacillus - Synonym(s): Bacille bilié de Calmette-Guérin
Calmette-Guérin vaccine - Synonym(s): bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine

Guérin,

Camille, French bacteriologist, 1872-1961.
Bacille bilié de Calmette-Guérin - see under Calmette
Bacille Calmette-Guérin - Synonym(s): Bacille bilié de Calmette-Guérin
bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine - see under Calmette
Calmette-Guérin bacillus - Synonym(s): Bacille bilié de Calmette-Guérin
Calmette-Guérin vaccine - Synonym(s): bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine