- Stands for the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine. The MMR vaccine is now given in two dosages. The first should be given at 12-15 months of age. The second vaccination should be given at 4-6 years. Most children should receive MMR vaccinations. Exceptions may include children born with an inability to fight off infection, some children with cancer, on treatment with radiation or drugs for cancer, on long term steroids (cortisone). People with severe allergic reactions to eggs or the drug neomycin should probably avoid the MMR vaccine. Pregnant women should wait until after delivery before being immunized with MMR. People with HIV or AIDS should normally receive MMR vaccine. The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines may be administered as individual shots, if necessary, or as a measles-rubella combination.
* * ** * *major molecular response; mass miniature radiography; masseter muscle rigidity; maternal mortality rate; measles-mumps-rubella [vaccine]; megalocornea-mental retardation [syndrome]; mild mental retardation; mobile mass x-ray; mono-methylorutin; multimodal reasoning; myocardial metabolic rate
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* * *measles-mumps-rubella (vaccine); see measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine live, under vaccine.
Medical dictionary. 2011.