diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus: a mixed vaccine of formalin-inactivated diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine, used for primary immunization.
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Medicine definitions for dtp vaccine
A vaccine given to infants and children to immunize against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.DPT vaccine
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DPT vaccine (dē′pē-tē′)
[ dē′tē-pē′ ]
A combination vaccine administered intramuscularly to immunize children against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis infections. It consists of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine, which contains inactivated parts of the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.
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