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accelerated reaction


Definition: a response occurring in a shorter time than expected; the cutaneous manifestations occurring during the period between the second and tenth days following smallpox vaccination; because it is intermediate between a primary reaction and an immediate reaction, it is regarded as evidence of some degree of resistance.

Synonym(s): vaccinoid reaction

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