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introduction of pathogenic microorganisms, injective material, serum, or other substances into tissues of living organisms or into culture media; introduction of a disease agent into a healthy individual to produce a mild form of the disease, followed by immunity.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


(in-ok-yū-lā'shŭn), Avoid the misspelling innoculation.
Introduction into the body of the causative organism of a disease. Also sometimes used, incorrectly, to mean immunization with any type of vaccine.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


The act or an instance of inoculating, especially the introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.
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Introduction into the body of the causative organism of a disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Immunization or vaccination. The procedure by which the immune system is stimulated into producing protective antibodies (IMMUNOGLOBULINS) to specific infective agents, such as viruses and bacteria by the introduction into the body of safe forms of the organism or of its ANTIGENIC elements.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005


the introduction of biological material (the inoculum) into a medium such as a living organism, synthetic substrate or soil.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005


Introduction into the body of causative organism of a disease. Also used, incorrectly, to mean immunization with a vaccine.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about inoculation

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?


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

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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:

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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A randomized-block design with four replications was set up in a 4 x 2 factorial arrangement consisting of four patterns of nitrogen application [30 kg [ha.sup.-1] of N at sowing and 150 kg [ha.sup.-1] as cover (30 + 150); 30 kg [ha.sup.-1] of N at sowing, split into two applications of 75 kg [ha.sup.-1] as cover (30 + 75 + 75); 180 kg [ha.sup.-1] of N at sowing (180); and 150 kg ha-1 of N at sowing and 30 kg [ha.sup.-1] as cover (150 + 30)]; with and without inoculation of the seeds with A.
For this reason, one or two counties will take the lead in implementing HPV inoculations, while other schools will wait until the next semester.
Inoculation not only influences berseem clover production but also contributes to the yields of the crops grown subsequently (Khan et al., 1985).
For the third inoculation, roots were washed and 20[mu]L of the conidial suspension (1 x [10.sup.6] conidia x [mL.sup.-1]) was injected into three young roots using a syringe equipped with a fine needle.
Those vaccines are used on victims of dog bite and carabao-dung firecrackers, not for public inoculation.
A completely randomized experimental design was used in a differentiated double factorial scheme (4x4+1+2) consisting of four resistance inducers, four application times, an additional treatment represented by applications of copper oxychloride (1.75 g [L.sup.-1]), an inoculated control (with SDW only), and an absolute control (without inoculation).
Hence, the objectives of this study were (i) to establish Ganoderma infection via a newly developed Ganoderma artificial inoculation method and (ii) to determine the efficiency of in vivo interaction of Trichoderma harzianum and/or B.