tetanus antitoxin


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Related to tetanus antitoxin: tetanus immune globulin, tetanus toxoid
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Noun1.tetanus antitoxin - antitoxin given for short-term immunization against tetanus in cases of possible exposure to the tetanus bacillus
antitoxin - an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin
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On November 6, 2013, a horse living in Nebraska, USA, was treated prophylactically with tetanus antitoxin (manufactured in Colorado, USA) 65 days before the onset of clinical signs of liver failure.
Since then, cases have declined >95% with universal childhood vaccination with tetanus toxoid-containing (TT) vaccines, decennial TT boosters, improved wound management with tetanus antitoxin, and improved childbirth practices; however, sporadic cases in adults still occur, especially in those not vaccinated during childhood.
intramuscular administration of human antitetanus immunoglobulin or equine tetanus antitoxin in the treatment of tetanus: a meta-analysis.
Horses are especially sensitive to tetanus and are used for commercial production of tetanus antitoxin. Cl.
"For that, we'll use tetanus antitoxin, which will knock out the toxin that hasn't yet bound to the nerves.
The charity was founded in America in 1956 by Dr Marion Collins and his wife Chrissie after their daughter, Linda, almost died from a reaction to a sensitivity test for tetanus antitoxin.