Salk vaccine

noun

ˈsȯk- How to pronounce Salk vaccine (audio)
ˈsȯlk-
: a polio vaccine that contains three serotypes of poliovirus inactivated by treatment with formaldehyde and is administered by intramuscular injection compare sabin vaccine

Examples of Salk vaccine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there would not have been a Salk vaccine without the work of Isabel Morgan, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University who discovered three subtypes of the virus and helped develop an experimental vaccine that protected monkeys against polio. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Mar. 2024 Initial honorees include scientists Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the Salk vaccine, and Donald Shiley, inventor of the prosthetic heart valve; Ambassadors Irving Salomon and Julian Nava; Glen Bell Jr., founder of the taco chain bearing his name; and Lee Atwood, head of the Apollo space program. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 July 2023 Other, more advanced polio vaccines designed to supplement the original Salk vaccine have also failed, causing oral polio vaccine viruses to revert to wild-type and become virulent again. Nicolas Noulin, Scientific American, 5 May 2021 In this April 1955 file photo, first and second-graders at St. Vibiana's school in Los Angeles are inoculated against polio with the Salk vaccine. Dr. Céline Gounder, CBS News, 15 Sep. 2022 His own scientific interest will be a continuation of the study that perfected the Salk vaccine and has gone far to wipe out poliomyelitis. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 June 2022 Cold War tensions raised suspicion about the Sabin vaccine, but in 1961, the American Medical Association finally recommended its use over the Salk vaccine. Thomas Balcerski, CNN, 11 June 2021 That's also true of polio, which lost its capacity to terrorize the public soon after mass inoculations with the Salk vaccine were launched in the mid-1950s. Michael Hiltzik, Star Tribune, 12 May 2021 That’s also true of polio, which lost its capacity to terrorize the public soon after mass inoculations with the Salk vaccine were launched in the mid-1950s. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Jonas Salk

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Salk vaccine was in 1954

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“Salk vaccine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Salk%20vaccine. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

Salk vaccine

noun
: a polio vaccine that contains inactivated virus
Etymology

named for Jonas Salk died 1985 an American doctor who developed the vaccine

Medical Definition

Salk vaccine

noun
: a polio vaccine that is administered by intramuscular injection and contains the three serotypes of poliovirus inactivated by treatment with formaldehyde compare sabin vaccine

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