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an·ti·tox·in

 (ăn′tē-tŏk′sĭn, ăn′tī-)
n.
1. An antibody formed in response to and capable of neutralizing a specific toxin of biological origin.
2. An animal or human serum containing antitoxins. It is used in medicine to prevent or treat diseases caused by the action of biological toxins, such as tetanus, botulism, and diphtheria.

antitoxin

(ˌæntɪˈtɒksɪn)
n
1. (Biochemistry) an antibody that neutralizes a toxin
2. (Medicine) blood serum that contains a specific antibody
ˌantiˈtoxic adj

an•ti•tox•in

(ˌæn tɪˈtɒk sɪn, ˌæn ti-)

n.
1. a substance formed in the body that counteracts a specific toxin.
2. the antibody formed in immunization with a given toxin, used in treating certain infectious diseases or in immunizing against them.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antitoxin - an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin
antibody - any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
antivenene, antivenin - an antitoxin that counteracts the effects of venom from the bite of a snake or insect or other animal
tetanus antitoxin - antitoxin given for short-term immunization against tetanus in cases of possible exposure to the tetanus bacillus
Translations

antitoxin

[ˈæntɪˈtɒksɪn] Nantitoxina f

antitoxin

[ˌæntɪˈtɒksɪn] nantitossina

an·ti·tox·in

n. antitoxina, anticuerpo que actúa como neutralizante de la sustancia tóxica introducida por un microorganismo;
bovine ______ bovina;
diphtheria ______ diftérica;
scarlet fever ______ de la escarlatina;
tetanus ______ tetánica.

antitoxin

n antitoxina
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html) Centers for Disease Control , when anthrax spores enter the body 6 either through food or water contamination, open cuts, and lacerations or via inhalation 6 the bacteria can multiply, releasing toxins throughout the body that requires antibiotics and antitoxins to recover from.
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Neutralization depends mainly on having all the specific antitoxins against a, p, e and iota toxins.
2m) to develop broad-spectrum antitoxins for the treatment of human botulism poisoning.
These antitoxins can neutralize the effects of the organism's own toxins.
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By 1890, Ehrlich decided to focus its attention on the nascent field of immunology, thanks to the invitation that Robert Koch made to him to work in the newly created Institute of Infectious Diseases in Berlin, where Emil von Behring recently had discovered the antitoxins against tetanus and diphtheria.