acellular pertussis vaccine

acellular pertussis vaccine
a preparation of purified antigenic components of Bordetella pertussis; used for routine immunization against pertussis (whooping cough). It is administered in combination preparations with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids; see diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis v. and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis v.

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