Salk vaccine


noun

a vaccine that contains three types of inactivated poliomyelitis viruses and induces immunity against the disease.

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Origin of Salk vaccine

First recorded in 1950–55; named after J. E. Salk
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Medical definitions for Salk vaccine

Salk vaccine

n.

A vaccine containing inactivated polioviruses, used to immunize against poliomyelitis.
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Cultural definitions for Salk vaccine

Salk vaccine
[ (sawlk, sawk) ]

The first vaccine developed for immunization against poliomyelitis. It is named for Jonas Salk, the twentieth-century American scientist who developed it.

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