poliomyelitis immune globulin


A sterile solution of globulins containing antibodies normally present in adult blood that is used as a passive immunological agent to confer temporary protection against paralytic polio and to attenuate or prevent poliomyelitis, measles, and infectious hepatitis.

Nearby words

  1. polioencephalitis,
  2. polioencephalomeningomyelitis,
  3. polioencephalomyelitis,
  4. polioencephalopathy,
  5. poliomyelitis,
  6. poliomyelitis virus,
  7. poliomyeloencephalitis,
  8. poliomyelopathy,
  9. poliosis,
  10. poliovirus

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