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boost·er dose

a dose given at some time after an initial dose to enhance the effect, said usually of antigens for the production of antibodies.

booster

/boost·er/ (bldbomacst´er) see under dose.

booster

(bo͞o′stər)
n.
A booster shot.

booster

Drug slang
A regional term for inhaled cocaine.

Immunology
Booster dose, booster shot. A 2nd immunisation dose, administered after an appropriate time interval, which lets the body to mount an immune response; when a person is exposed (e.g., to “dirty” wounds) or plans potential exposure (e.g., travel to regions endemic for certain infectious agents), the BS provides a rapid anamnestic response that outpaces the development of disease (e.g., tetanus, malaria).

booster

Booster dose Immunology The deliberate re-exposure of an individual to an antigen as a means of inducing a 2º immune response months to yrs after a primary response to a vaccine or other antigen. See Immune.

boost·er

(būs'tĕr)
A dose given at some time after an initial dose to enhance the effect, said usually of antigens for the production of antibodies.

booster

A dose of a vaccine, given at an interval after the primary vaccination, to increase the effect. Once ANTIBODIES have been produced in response to any particular infectious disease agent (ANTIGEN), the reappearance of this agent will provoke a large new production of antibodies.
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