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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

diphtheria toxin/tetanus toxoid/acellular pertussis vaccine adsorbed 
A vaccine containing detoxified tetanus toxoid, detoxified diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis antigens, adsorbed on aluminum phosphate, with active immunizing activity against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. The acellular pertussis vaccine components, produced by Bordetella pertussis, are detoxified pertussis toxin (PT), filamentous hemagglutinin (FHA), pertactin (PRN) and fimbriae types 2 and 3 (FIM). Intramuscular injection with this vaccine activates the immune system to develop antibodies against tetanus toxin, diphtheria toxin and B. pertussis antigens. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Tripedia
Abbreviation:DTaP