poliovirus vaccine

n.
  1. An aqueous suspension of inactivated strains of poliomyelitis virus given by injection, now largely replaced by the oral vaccine.inactivated poliovirus vaccine
  2. An aqueous suspension of live attenuated strains of poliomyelitis virus, given orally for active immunization against poliomyelitis.oral poliovirus vaccine
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