poliomyelitis immune globulin


n.

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.

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