bacillus Calmette-Guérin

bacillus Calmette-Guérin
BCG. A type of bacteria used in cancer treatment to stimulate the immune system. It is also used to vaccinate against tuberculosis. Also called BCG.

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  • Bacillus Calmette-Guérin — (or Bacille Calmette Guérin, BCG) is a vaccine against tuberculosis that is prepared from a strain of the attenuated (weakened) live bovine tuberculosis bacillus, Mycobacterium bovis , that has lost its virulence in humans by being specially… …   Wikipedia

  • bacillus Calmette-Guerin — bacillus Cal·mette Gué·rin .kal met (.)gā ran, ran n an attenuated strain of tubercle bacillus developed by repeated culture on a medium containing bile and used in preparation of tuberculosis vaccines called also bacille Calmette Guérin compare… …   Medical dictionary

  • Bacillus Calmette-Guérin — Das Bacille Calmette Guérin (BCG) ist ein von den Franzosen Albert Calmette (1863−1933) und Camille Guérin (1872−1961) Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts aus Rindertuberkelbazillen von normaler Virulenz durch dauernd wiederholte Fortzüchtung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bacillus calmette-guérin — ˌkalˈmet(ˌ)gāˈraⁿ, ran noun Usage: usually capitalized C&G Etymology: translation of French bacille Calmette Guérin, after Albert L.C.Calmette died 1933 and Camille Guérin b1872 French bacteriologists : an attenuated strain of tubercle bacillus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bacillus Calmette-Guérin — Muestra de BCG usada en Japón. Bacillus de Calmette y Guérin, más conocida por su sigla BCG, es la vacuna contra la tuberculosis. Esta vacuna se prepara a partir de extracto atenuado de Mycobacterium bovis que ha perdido su virulencia en cultivos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bacillus Calmette-Guérin — Bacịllus Calmette Guérin   [ kal mɛt ge rɛ̃, nach dem französischen Bakteriologen A. L. C. Calmette und dem Serologen Camille Guérin, * 1872, ✝ 1961], avirulente (nicht krankmachende) Bakterienmutante, Impfstoff gegen Tuberkulose, B. C. G …   Universal-Lexikon

  • bacillus Calmette-Guérin — /kal met gay raonn , ran / a weakened strain of the tubercle bacillus, Mycobacterium bovis, used in the preparation of BCG vaccine. [named after Albert L. C. Calmette (1863 1933) and Camille Guérin (1872 1961), French bacteriologists] * * * …   Universalium

  • bacille Calmette-Guérin — An attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis used in the preparation of BCG vaccine that is used for immunization against tuberculosis and in cancer chemotherapy. SYN: Calmette Guérin bacillus. [Fr.] * * * ba·cille Calmette Guérin ba sēl , bä n …   Medical dictionary

  • Bacillus Calmette-Guérinvaccine — Ba·cil·lus Cal·mette Gué·rin vaccine (bə sĭlʹəs kăl mĕtʹgā rănʹ) n. The BCG vaccine.   [After Albert L.C. Calmette (1863 1933) and Camille Guérin (1872 1961), French bacteriologists.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Guerin — or Guérin may refer to:People* Alphonse Guérin (1816 1895), French surgeon * Bill Guerin (b. 1970), ice hockey player * Camille Guérin (1872 1961), French immunologist * Claudine Guérin de Tencin (1681 1749), French courtesan * Daniel Guérin… …   Wikipedia

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