antitoxin

[n] - an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin
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Antitoxin

A chemical made by white blood cells to neutralize toxins (poisons)
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Antitoxin

Antitoxin: An antibody capable of destroying microorganisms including viruses and bacteria. An antitoxin provides passive immunity. For example, if a child gets whooping cough (diphtheria), an antitoxin prepared in horses against diphtheria may be useful in treatment. The antitoxin can only be of short-term value because the antibodies against diph
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antitoxin

An antibody reacting with a toxin, eg. anti-cholera toxinantibody.
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antitoxin

<protein> A purified antiserum from animals (usually horses) immunised by injections of a toxin or toxoid, administered as a passive immunising agent to neutralise a specific bacterial toxin, for example, botulinus, tetanus or diphtheria. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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antitoxin

noun an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin
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antitoxin

(an″tĭ-tok´sin) a particular kind of antibody produced in the body in response to the presence of a toxin; see also immunity. adj., an´titoxic., adj. botulism antitoxin an equine antitoxin against the toxins produced by the types A and B and/ or E strains of Clostridiu...
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Antitoxin

• (n.) Alt. of Antitoxine
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antitoxin

antibody, formed in the body by the introduction of a bacterial poison, or toxin, and capable of neutralizing the toxin. People who have recovered ... [4 related articles]
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antitoxin

a purified antiserum from animals (usually horses) immunized by injections of a toxin or toxoid, administered as a passive immunizing agent to neutralize a specific bacterial toxin, e.g., botulinus, tetanus or diphtheria.
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antitoxin

An antibody produced in the body against the toxins of some bacteria. Antitoxins are also formed after inoculation of toxoid, chemically inactivated toxin that can still confer immunity.
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antitoxin

antitoxin, any of a group of antibodies formed in the body as a response to the introduction of poisonous products, or toxins. By introducing small amounts of a specific toxin into the healthy body, it is possible to stimulate the production of antitoxin so that the body's defenses are already estab...
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Antitoxin

An antitoxin is a substance having the effect of counteracting poison in the animal system, especially of counteracting toxins, or poisonous matters present in the system in some serious disease. During the 19th century it was discovered that by introducing a toxin in gradually increasing doses into the blood of an animal susceptible to it, a blood
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antitoxin

Type: Term Pronunciation: an′tē-tok′sin Definitions: 1. Antibody formed in response to antigenic poisonous substances of biologic origin, such as bacterial exotoxins (those elaborated by Clostridium tetani or Corynebacterium diphtheriae), phytotoxins, and zootoxins; in general usage, antitoxin refers to whole, or globulin fraction
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Antitoxin

A substance that acts against specific toxins it produced by the body and
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Antitoxin

An antitoxin is an antibody with the ability to neutralize a specific toxin. Antitoxins are produced by certain animals, plants, and bacteria. Although they are most effective in neutralizing toxins, they can kill bacteria and other microorganisms. Antitoxins are made within organisms, but can be injected into other organisms, including humans. Th
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