human diploid cell rabies vaccine
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Related to human diploid cell rabies vaccine: HDCV
hu·man dip·loid cell vac·cine (HDCV),
an iodinated virus vaccine used for protection against rabies vaccine usually prepared in the human diploid cell WI-38.
Synonym(s): human diploid cell rabies vaccine
human diploid cell rabies vaccine (HDCV)
an inactivated rabies virus vaccine prepared from rabies virus grown in human diploid cell cultures. Active immunization with HDCV begins on the day of exposure, followed by four or five additional injections. Passive immunization with human rabies immune globulin may be given concurrently with HDCV.
human diploid cell rabies vaccineAbbreviation: HDCV
An inactivated virus vaccine prepared from fixed rabies virus grown in human diploid cell tissue culture.
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