Pasteur-treatment meaning

A treatment for infection by the rabies virus in which a series of increasingly strong inoculations with attenuated virus is given to stimulate antibody production during the incubation period of the disease.
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Pasteur's method of preventing certain diseases, esp. rabies, by increasing the strength of successive inoculations with a specific weakened or attenuated virus.
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A treatment for infection by the rabies virus in which a series of increasingly strong inoculations with attenuated virus is given to stimulate antibody production during the incubation period of the disease.
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Origin of pasteur-treatment

  • After Louis Pasteur

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition