Glossary

Explanation of terms used by DrugBank

Vaccines

Synonyms:
Vaccination, Vaccine

In DrugBank, biotech drugs are subcategorized according to their intrinsic properties. The vaccines subcategory represents biological preparations that improves the immunity against a particular disease. Vaccines are usually formed by an agent that resembles the pathogen, such as the inactivated or dead form of the microorganism, toxins or surface proteins, in order to stimulate the recognition of the pathogen by the immune system.

References:

  1. WHO [Link]