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  1. Bacillus of Calmette and Guérin, a vaccine for tuberculosis developed by Albert Calmette and Camille Guérin
  2. [US, military slang, lang=en] birth control glasses
  3. [galaxy] brightest cluster galaxy
  4. [galaxy] blue compact galaxy


Who is Bcg?

BCG a.k.a. Billy Gillispie: Billy Clyde Gillispie, also known by his initials BCG, is a former American college basketball coach. Gillispie has coached the UTEP Miners, Texas A&M Aggies, Kentucky Wildcats, and most recently, the Texas Tech Red Raiders.


  1. BCG a.k.a. BCG vaccine: A vaccine containing bacillus Calmette-Guerin, an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis, with non-specific immunoadjuvant and immunotherapeutic activities. Although the mechanism of its anti-tumor activity is unclear, immunization with BCG vaccine likely activates a Th1 cytokine response that includes the induction of interferon. Vaccination with BCG vaccine may be immunoprotective against infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  2. Bcg a.k.a. Slc11a1 is a protein.
  3. Bcg a.k.a. Baga Binari Language: Baga, or Barka, is a dialect cluster spoken by the Baga people of coastal Guinea. The name derives from the phrase bae raka 'people of the seaside'. Most Baga are bilingual in the Mande language Susu, the official regional language. Two Baga communities, Sobané and Kaloum, are known to have abandoned their language altogether in favour of Susu.
    • also known as Barka, Binari, Kalum, Mborin, Baga language

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Google preview100 Questions & Answers About Bladder Cancer (2010)

by Pamela Ellsworth, Brett Carswell

BCG is an option for treatment only after the initial TURBThas been performed and the pathologist has established a definitive diagnosis. Because it is a ...

Google previewPreventing Disease (2012)

Beyond the Rhetoric by Richard B. Goldbloom, Robert S. Lawrence

BCG is a live vaccine and should not be given to patients with altered immunologic status. Comments. One major disadvantage to BCG is that its use precludes subsequent tuberculin testing as a case-finding tool in these individuals.

Google previewTreatment and Management of Bladder Cancer (2008)

by Seth P. Lerner, Mark P Schoenberg, Cora N Sternberg

As the previous examples demonstrate, BCG is a therapeutic option in a number of clinical scenarios. Proper patient selection serves to identify those that will benefit most from intravesical therapy. Primary low-grade Ta disease does not ...

Google previewA Guide to Drugs in Current Use (2012)

by J.R. Trounce

BCG is an attenuated live vaccine derived from a virulent strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis var bovis; the assumption is that the artificial infection will enhance resistance to subsequent infection by pathogenic mycobacterial organisms, viz.

Google previewElements of Geometry and Mensuration (1859)

With Easy Exercises, Designed for Schools and Adult Classes by Thomas Lund

Also, since t BCG is a right angle, .: tACGis aright angle, and .: the parallelogram ACGH is a rectangle, and it is 'contained by'* AC, CG, or by AC, CB, since CB = CG. And, similarly, EFGK is a rectangle, contained by FG, GK, or by HG, GC, or by ...

Google previewImmunology for Surgeons (2012)

by Andrew P. Zbar, Pierre J. Guillou, Kirby I. Bland, Konstantinos N. Syrigos

BCG is a non-specific immune stimulant. When applied intravesically, 309 ...

Google previewRadiobiology Self-Assessment Guide (2016)

by Jennifer Yu, MD, PhD, Mohamed Abazeed, MD, PhD

Answer 12 BCG is a live attenuated preparation of Mycobacterium bovis ( Calmette–Guerin strain). It acts by stimulating the Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) through its cell wall and peptidoglycans. The bacterial DNA ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Biotechnology (2013)

Concepts and Applications by Gary Walsh

BCG is a strain of tuberculae bacillus that fails to cause tuberculosis, but retains much of the antigenicity of the pathogen. Killing or inactivation of pathogenic bacteria usually renders them suitable as vaccines. This is usually achieved by: heat ...

Google previewEssentials of Human Disease (2012)

by Leonard Crowley

The term BCG is an abbreviation for Bacillus Calmette-Guerin,which is an attenuated strain of the bovine tubercle bacillus (Mycobacterium bovis) used to immunize children in countries where there is a high incidence oftuberculosis in the ...

Google previewNeuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology (2012)

by Dr. Dale L. Johnson, PhD

BCG is a live attenuated bacillus vaccine (Mycobacterium bovis) that stimulates patients' immune cells to attack cancer cells. An induction course of treatment consists of once-weekly instillations for 6 weeks, after which a cystoscopic ...

Google previewProgramming Languages Implementation and Logic Programming (1989)

International Workshop PLILP '88, Orleans, France, May 16-18, 1988. Proceedings by Pierre Deransart, Bernard Lorho, Jan Maluszynski

BCG is a non-specific immune stimulant. When applied intravesically, 309 ...

Google previewInfectious Disease Epidemiology (2013)

by Kenrad E. Nelson, Carolyn Williams

Persistent or disseminated BCG is a rare complication of vaccination that occurs ...

Google previewInfectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn E-Book (2010)

by Christopher B. Wilson, Victor Nizet, Jack S. Remington, Jerome O. Klein, Yvonne Maldonado

BCG is a live mycobacterial strain that is used in many parts of the world as a tuberculosis vaccine during the neonatal period. In recent years, a modified Jennerian approach has been used in which virus genes from animal viruses have been ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol. (2008)

by Wilhelm Kirch

Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Vaccination Synonyms Bacille Calmette-Guérin immunization; Vaccination against tuberculosis (tbc); Immunization against tuberculosis (tbc) Definition Immunization against Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) was ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

BCG. BCG vaccine, TICE strain Immunology A BCG vaccine for treating bladder CIS, stage Ta or T1 papillary tumors of bladder, interstitial cystitis. See Bladder cancer. tick. Medical entomology A hematophagous ectoparasitic ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2009)

by Harvey Marcovitch

BCG(Bacillus Calmette-Guérin) vaccine,whichwas firstintroducedin Francein 1908, is the only vaccine thathas produced significant immunity against tuberculosis (TB) and at the same time has proved safe enough for use in humans. BCG ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

Definition Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (> BCG) is a > mycobacterium belonging to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. It is a live attenuated organism and generally nonpathogenic for healthy human subjects. Originally developed as a ...

Google previewDictionary of Strategy (2004)

Strategic Management A-Z by Louise Kelly, Christopher A. Booth

Benchmarking 13 BCG Matrix "Dogs" Businesses with low market share and low market growth are the dogs of the firm's portfolio. Facing mature markets with intense competition and low profit margins, they are managed for short-term cash ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Care Management (2003)

by Michael J. Stahl

BCG Portfolio Analysis takes its name from its corporate developer, the Boston Consulting Group. The BCG is a two-dimensional portfolio-matrix model with business growth rate on the vertical axis and relative competitiveness (the company's ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Management Theory (2013)

by Eric H. Kessler

BCG. GROWTH-SHARE. MATRIX. In the late 1960s, Bruce Henderson, founder of the Boston Consulting Group in Boston, Massachusetts, unveiled an innovative four-cell matrix that would have profound implications for the way corporations ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

bcG vaccine may be used for dogs and cats in britain in households where a member of the household has tuberculosis. The vaccine does not cover every strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, however. currently it cannot be used in cattle as it ...

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