Bacterial toxin that has been made inactive but can still combine with or stimulate formation of antibodies. In many bacterial diseases, the bacteria produce a toxin that causes the disease manifestations. Heating the toxin or treating it chemically converts it into a harmless toxoid that can be injected into a human or a nonhuman animal to confer immunity from subsequent infection. The vaccines for tetanus and diphtheria are toxoids.
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In vivo evaluation of single dose tetanus toxoid vaccine formulation with chitosan microspheres.(Research Paper)(Report)
Jan 01, 2008; Byline: R. Manivannan, S. Dhanaraj, Y. Rao, A. Balasubramaniam, N. Gowrishankar, N. Jawahar, S. Jubie Chitosan adsorbed...