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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.
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1. (Biochemistry) an antibody that neutralizes a toxin
2. (Medicine) blood serum that contains a specific antibody
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an•ti•tox•in(ˌæn tɪˈtɒk sɪn, ˌæn ti-)
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.
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|Noun||1.||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
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antitoxin[ˈæntɪˈtɒksɪn] N → antitoxina f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
antitoxin[ˌæntɪˈtɒksɪn] n → antitossina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.
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