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Diphtheria Toxoid MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Diphtheria Toxoid
Tree Number(s)
D20.215.894.691.263
Unique ID
D004168
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004168
Scope Note
The formaldehyde-inactivated toxin of Corynebacterium diphtheriae. It is generally used in mixtures with TETANUS TOXOID and PERTUSSIS VACCINE; (DTP); or with tetanus toxoid alone (DT for pediatric use and Td, which contains 5- to 10-fold less diphtheria toxoid, for other use). Diphtheria toxoid is used for the prevention of diphtheria; DIPHTHERIA ANTITOXIN is for treatment.
Entry Term(s)
Diphtheria Vaccine
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
WC 320
See Also
Diphtheria Toxin
Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2007/07/09
Diphtheria Toxoid Preferred
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