[ tˈɛtənəs ɪmjˈuːn ɡlˈɒbjʊlˌɪn], [ tˈɛtənəs ɪmjˈuːn ɡlˈɒbjʊlˌɪn], [ t_ˈɛ_t_ə_n_ə_s ɪ_m_j_ˈuː_n ɡ_l_ˈɒ_b_j_ʊ_l_ˌɪ_n]
How to use "Tetanus immune globulin" in context?
There is no cure for tetanus, a life-threatening bacterial infection caused by the tetanus bacterium. But there is a vaccine, which helps protect people against the illness. Tetanus immunity is provided by tetanus immune globulin (TIG), which is a protein solution. TIG is usually given as a series of injections over a number of weeks. After a tetanus infection, the body's immune system produces antibodies to the tetanus bacterium. These antibodies can prevent a future infection. If a person has not been vaccinated, or if their immunity is weakened, they may still get tetanus if they are exposed to the bacteria.
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