Definition

Adjuvant

Adjuvant is a substance that when injected together with antigen increases antibody production.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Adjuvant
- Helping; helpful; assisting.
2. Adjuvant
- A substance added to an immunogenic agent to enhance the production of antibodies.
- A substance added to a formulation of a drug which enhances the effect of the active ingredient.
- An assistant.
- An ingredient, in a prescription, which aids or modifies the action of the principal ingredient.
Category: Microbiology
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