booster effect

booster effect

1. A strong immune response generated by a second exposure to an antigen.
2. An increase in the size of the reaction to intradermally injected tuberculin when a second injection is given 7 to 21 days after the first.
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The poll, published by French daily "Le Figaro" and "LCI" television showed, nonetheless, that Macron had not benefitted from a "booster effect" from winning the first round on April 23.
Additional studies are required to evaluate the booster effect and QuantiFERON in IBD patients from endemic areas, considering the high risk of disseminated TB during treatment.
Lemon balm is a slightly relaxant herb, but it has more of a mood booster effect than a tranquilising result.
The protection conferred by the present inoculation is short-lived, and doesn't have a booster effect, the researchers explained.
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The QuantiFERON test eliminates the reading bias, does not require a 48-hour follow-up visit, and has no booster effect. The downside is that it does require a blood draw and costs about $90.
Menactra offers several potential advantages over Menomune, including immune memory, a better booster effect, reduction of carriage, and herd immunity, said Dr.
This booster effect on the processing of words with related meanings is known as priming.
Tuberculin skin test conversion in hospital employees vaccinated with bacille Calmette-Guerin: recent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection or booster effect? Am J Infect Control 1995;23:181-7.
They do this by reducing the time for such filling or by interfering with the booster effect normally provided by timely contraction of the atria (or both).
Baker said that Menactra both primes and boosts immunization against meningococcal disease, while the previous vaccine lacks a booster effect. Postlicen sure studies of Menactra will be needed to confirm or deny expectations of longer-lasting immunity and a protective "herd immunity" seen with a monovalent conjugate vaccine used in the United Kingdom, she said.