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Bottle of tetanus vaccine, Germany, 1911-1915

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Glossary:

Glossary: immunisation

A process that improves a organism's ability to resist or overcome infection.

Glossary: tetanus

An acute infectious disease, affecting the nervous system. Infection generally occurs through contamination of a wound. Symptoms include a locked jaw, arching of the back or neck and the inability to urinate.

Glossary: antitoxin

An antibody, a type of protein, which is produced to counter-act any bacterial toxins present in the body. It combines with toxins (antigens) in the blood and neutralises them.