seroprophylaxis


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seroprophylaxis

[-prō′filak′sis]
the administration of a serum to prevent disease.

seroprophylaxis

(se?ro-pro-fi-laks'is) [? + Gr. prophylatikos, guarding]
Prevention of a disease by injection of serum containing preformed antibodies against the microorganism. Synonym: seroprevention See: immune globulin

seroprophylaxis

the injection of immune serum for protective purposes.