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Diphtheria Toxoid

The formaldehyde-inactivated toxin of Corynebacterium diphtheriae. It is generally used in mixtures with TETANUS TOXOID and PERTUSSIS VACCINE; (DTP); or with tetanus toxoid alone (DT for pediatric use and Td, which contains 5- to 10-fold less diphtheria toxoid, for other use). Diphtheria toxoid is used for the prevention of diphtheria; DIPHTHERIA ANTITOXIN is for treatment.

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Tree Number(s): D20.215.894.691.263

MeSH Unique ID: D004168

Entry Terms:

  • Toxoid, Diphtheria
  • Diphtheria Vaccine
  • Vaccine, Diphtheria

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