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Autoinoculation

Definition

Autoinoculation is a procedure in which cells are removed from a person's body, treated or medically changed, and then placed back into the body. The procedure is done to help prevent an immune reaction or to help diagnose a medical condition or illness.

Autoinoculation can also refer to the movement of microorganisms from one part of the body to another.


Review Date: 11/14/2010
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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