Salk vaccine

n. a vaccine developed against polio.
Etymology: J. E. Salk, Amer. scientist b. 1914

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Salk vaccine — Vaccine against poliomyelitis named for Dr. Jonas Salk who developed and introduced it in 1955. It was the first type of polio vaccine to become available. It was made by cultivating three strains of the virus separately in monkey tissue. The… …   Medical dictionary

  • Salk vaccine — Salk′ vaccine n. imu a vaccine that contains three types of inactivated poliomyelitis viruses and induces immunity against the disease • Etymology: 1950–55; after J. E. Salk who developed it …   From formal English to slang

  • Salk vaccine — vaccine against the viruses which cause Polio …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Salk Vaccine —    For many years the scourge of human existence was a disease called poliomyelitis, or polio. It is caused by a virus that destroys the nervous tissue in the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis. Quite often children seemed to develop this virus… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Salk vaccine — noun Etymology: Jonas Salk Date: 1954 a vaccine consisting of poliomyelitis virus inactivated with formaldehyde …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Salk vaccine — a vaccine that contains three types of inactivated poliomyelitis viruses and induces immunity against the disease. [1950 55; named after J. E. SALK] * * * …   Universalium

  • Salk vaccine — a vaccine against poliomyelitis, formed by treating the virus with formalin, which prevents it from causing disease but does not impair its ability to stimulate antibody production. It is administered by injection. [E. Salk (1914–95), US… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • (the) Salk vaccine — the Salk vaccine [the Salk vaccine] noun [sing] a medicine used to prevent ↑polio (= a serious disease affecting the nervous system), developed in 1954 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Вакцина Солка (Salk Vaccine) — вакцина против полиомиелита, получаемая в результате обработки вируса раствором формалина; такая обработка ослабляет вирус, предотвращая развитие у человека заболевания, однако при этом сохраняется способность вируса стимулировать образование… …   Медицинские термины

  • SALK, JONAS — (1914–1995), U.S. virologist. Salk was born in New York City, graduating in medicine from New York University Medical School (1939). Pursuing his commitment as a student to killed antiviral vaccination, he worked on influenza virus vaccines at… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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