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Substance Name: Freund's adjuvant
RN: 9007-81-2


  • An antigen solution emulsified in mineral oil. The complete form is made up of killed, dried mycobacteria, usually M. tuberculosis, suspended in the oil phase. It is effective in stimulating cell-mediated immunity (IMMUNITY, CELLULAR) and potentiates the production of certain IMMUNOGLOBULINS in some animals. The incomplete form does not contain mycobacteria.

Classification Codes

  • Adjuvants, Immunologic
  • Immunologic Factors
  • Reproductive Effect
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Freund's adjuvant

MeSH Heading

  • Freund's adjuvant


  • Complete Freund's adjuvant
  • Freund's complete adjuvant
  • Freunds adjuvant

Systematic Names

  • Freund's adjuvant
  • Immunostimulants, adjuvants, freund's

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9007-81-2

System Generated Number

  • 0009007812