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in·oc·u·late

(in-ok'yū-lāt), Avoid the misspelling innoculate.
1. To introduce the agent of a disease or other antigenic material into the subcutaneous tissue or a blood vessel, or through an abraded or absorbing surface for preventive, curative, or experimental purposes.
2. To implant microorganisms or infectious material into or upon culture media.
3. To communicate a disease by transferring its virus.
4. That which is introduced or implanted.
[L. inoculo, pp. -atus, to ingraft]

inoculate

(ĭ-nŏk′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. inocu·lated, inocu·lating, inocu·lates
1. To introduce a serum, vaccine, or antigenic substance into (the body of a person or animal), especially to produce or boost immunity to a specific disease.
2. To communicate a disease to (a living organism) by transferring its causative agent into the organism.
3. To implant microorganisms or infectious material into (a culture medium).

in·oc′u·la′tive adj.
in·oc′u·la′tor n.

in·oc·u·late

(i-nok'yū-lāt)
1. To introduce the agent of a disease or other antigenic material into the subcutaneous tissue or a blood vessel, or through an abraded or absorbing surface for preventive, curative, or experimental purposes.
2. To implant microorganisms or infectious material into or onto culture media.
3. To communicate a disease by transferring its virus.
[L. inoculo, pp. -atus, to ingraft]

Patient discussion about inoculate

Q. Do Vaccines cause Autism? I have heard all over the news lately that the vaccines we give our children can cause Autism. Is this true? Is it dangerous? Should I vaccinate my one year old son?

A. NO

Andrew Wakefield MD started the controversy when publish the idea in Lancet. He was paid 130,000 dollars to lie

Check this link for full story:
http://www.thedoctorsvideos.com/video/749/MMR-and-Autism-The-Andrew-Wakefield-Story

Q. Who Should Receive the Flu Vaccine? Should I go get vaccinated for the flu? I have been told it is advised only for certain people, so who should receive this vaccine?

A. before you would like to go on with any vaccination, you should check out this very long list of links and create your own opinion:

http://www.aegis.ch/neu/links.html

at the bottom you will also find links in english. vaccinations in general are very disputable/dubious and it is probably time that we learn about it.

Q. Does the flu vaccine protect from all kinds of flu? If I get a flu vaccine does that mean I am completely protected from getting the flu?

A. No, the vaccine does not give complete protection from all the flu types out there. The vaccine protects from the most common types of flu, which are: H3N2, H1N1 and one B virus.

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Although various materials are used to inoculate flake graphite irons, ductile iron is almost exclusively inoculated with retro-silicon (FeSi) alloys containing 65-75% Si.
To further delay the introduction of inoculant to the metal stram as long as possible, another option is to inoculate in the mold itself.
mission and used it to inoculate eggs at 107 cfu per ml for 3 minutes.