incomplete Freund's adjuvant

incomplete Freund's adjuvant
A drug used in vaccine therapy to stimulate the immune system.

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  • Freund's adjuvant — is an antigen solution emulsified in mineral oil, used as an immunopotentiator (booster of the immune system). FormsThe so called complete form (CFA) is composed of inactivated and dried mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis (the… …   Wikipedia

  • freund's adjuvant — ˈfrȯin(d)z noun Usage: usually capitalized F Etymology: after Jules T. Freund b1890 American immunologist : any of various substances (as lanolin, paraffin oil, or killed tubercle bacilli) added to an antigen to enhance its antigenicity * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Freund's adjuvant — A water in oil emulsion used experimentally for stimulating a vigorous immune response to an antigen (that is in the aqueous phase). Complete Freund s adjuvant contains heat killed tubercle bacilli; these are omitted from Freund s incomplete… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Freund's adjuvant — /froyndz/, Immunol. a water in oil emulsion injected with immunogen (Freund s incomplete adjuvant) or with immunogen and killed mycobacteria (Freund s complete adjuvant) to enhance the immune response to the immunogen. [1945 50; after Jules… …   Universalium

  • Adjuvant — The Latin “adjuvans” means to help, particularly to reach a goal. Adjuvant therapy for cancer is surgery followed by chemotherapy or radiation to help decrease the risk of the cancer recurring (coming back). An adjuvant is a substance that helps… …   Medical dictionary

  • adjuvant — (aj ě věnt) Material added to an antigen to increase its immunogenicity. Common examples are alum, killed Bordetella pertussis, and an oil emulsion of the antigen, either alone (Freund s incomplete adjuvant) or with killed mycobacteria (Freund s… …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • Freund adjuvant — a water in oil emulsion incorporating antigen, in the aqueous phase, into lightweight paraffin oil with the aid of an emulsifying agent. On injection, this mixture (Freund incomplete a.) induces strong persistent antibody formation. The addition… …   Medical dictionary

  • Freund — Jules, U.S. bacteriologist, 1891–1960. See F. complete adjuvant, F. incomplete adjuvant. Wilhelm A., German gynecologist, 1833–1918. See F. anomaly, F. operation …   Medical dictionary

  • Immunologic adjuvant — In immunology, an adjuvant is an agent that may stimulate the immune system and increase the response to a vaccine, without having any specific antigenic effect in itself. [ [ alpha.aspx?CdrID=43987 Definition of …   Wikipedia

  • List of oncology-related terms — This is a list of terms related to oncology. The original source for this list was the U.S. National Cancer Institute s public domain Dictionary of Cancer Terms . NOTOC 1 * 10 propargyl 10 deazaaminopterin * 12 O tetradecanoylphorbol 13 acetate * …   Wikipedia

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