The complete version of this adjuvant, which is used to stimulate the immune system, contains heat-killed tuberculosis bacteria emulsified in white mineral oil. It is used in immunological research involving lab animals, but not in humans, since it could cause allergic reactions or autoimmune problems. The bacterial cells are omitted in the incomplete verson of the adjuvant.

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