tetanus immune globulin

noun
sterile solution of globulins derived from the blood plasma of a person who has been immunized for tetanus; provides short-term immunization against tetanus in cases of possible exposure to the tetanus bacillus

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tetanus immunoglobulin — noun sterile solution of globulins derived from the blood plasma of a person who has been immunized for tetanus; provides short term immunization against tetanus in cases of possible exposure to the tetanus bacillus • Syn: ↑tetanus immune… …   Useful english dictionary

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