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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.
A booster shot.
A regional term for inhaled cocaine.
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).
boosterBooster 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.
A dose given at some time after an initial dose to enhance the effect, said usually of antigens for the production of antibodies.