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Immunization

The construction of an asset and a liability match that benefits from offsetting changes in value.
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Price Immunization

A strategy of matching assets to future liabilities. That is, price immunization involves investing in certain securities with a certain expected return so that the investor will be able to pay for future liabilities. Pension funds and annuities use price immunization more than many investors because they have future liabilities that are both large and relatively easy to estimate. Portfolios that practice price immunization usually invest in low-risk, investment-grade securities. See also: Portfolio dedication.
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immunization

A technique of investing in bonds such that the portfolio's target return is protected against interest rate fluctuations. Changes in returns at which cash flows can be reinvested are offset by changes in the value of the securities in the portfolio. See also bullet immunization.
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Passive immunization can be brought about in two Ways:
The effective time through intravenous route and intra muscular route for passive immunization against PM were determined as explained later.
Therefore, passive immunization with hyperimmunoglobulin followed by active immunization starting during maintenance therapy or after cessation of intensive chemotherapy may be a better alternative to achieve permanent protective antibody titers.
For vaccines that are contraindicated or not recommended during pregnancy, and for pathogens for which there are no approved vaccines, passive immunization with hyperimmune antibody preparations can be an alternative during pregnancy as there are no known risks to the fetus from such preparations [10].
Passive immunization has a doubtful role in preventing progressive disease.
Passive immunization against dental plaque formation in humans: effect of a mouth rinse containing egg yolk antibodies (IgY) specific to Streptococcus mutans.
The fetus passive immunization from the pregnant woman's vaccination was recognized in 1879 when Bukhardt demonstrated the protection of children whose mothers had been vaccinated against smallpox [1].
The postexposure protocol is three pronged, he said: local wound care, active immunization, and passive immunization with immune globulin.
Chicken egg yolk has been recognized as an inexpensive alternative antibody source, and passive immunization with egg yolk immunoglobulin (IgY) has shown therapeutic value against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, rotavirus, Staphylococcal enterotoxin B, Streptococcus mutans, and Helicobacter pylori.
The positive results of cross-protection studies in hamster models should be interpreted cautiously, since experimental infection in those studies would tend to favor unusually brisk immune responses that go well beyond eliciting NAb and likely include potent cell-mediated or innate immune responses that cannot be mimicked with passive immunization (12).

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