ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Deliberately introduce something into. The process is inoculation. Not the same as contamination.

1. In bacteriology, tissue culture, etc., placing inoculum into (or onto) medium to initiate a culture.

2. In immunology, to immunize.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999


To introduce material to sensitize patients (as in vaccination).

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