antitoxin


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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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The patient responded well to the treatment without administration of diphtheria antitoxin and was extubated on day 5 after admission.
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Blood samples were sent to CDC headquarters in Atlanta for analysis, and equine serum heptavalent botulism antitoxin was procured for administration and given empirically.
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