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- The production of immunity in an individual by artificial means. Active immunization involves the introduction, either orally or by infection, of specially treated bacteria, viruses or their toxins so as to stimulate the production of antibodies. See: passive immunity.
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- adoptive immunization, antiserum, auto-immune disease, auto-immunity, bleeding, graft-versus-host disease, histocompatibility, immunity, immunoprophylaxis, inoculate, passive immunity