(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 by the US scientist Jonas Salk (1914–95).

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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 —    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 — vaccine against the viruses which cause Polio …   English contemporary 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

  • 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

  • Vaccine, Salk — 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

  • Vaccine, Sabin — The oral polio vaccine developed by Dr. Albert S. Sabin. The first vaccine against poliomyelitis was introduced by Dr. Jonas Salk in 1955 and was administered by injection (in 4 separate shots). The oral vaccine was created by Dr. Sabin the next… …   Medical dictionary

  • (the) March of Dimes — the March of Dimes [the March of Dimes] a US charity that works to prevent the deaths of babies and to help young children born with physical problems. Its full name is the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. President Franklin D Roosevelt,… …   Useful english dictionary

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