Definition of Antivenin

1. Noun. An antitoxin that counteracts the effects of venom from the bite of a snake or insect or other animal.

Exact synonyms: Antivenene
Generic synonyms: Antitoxin



Definition of Antivenin

1. n. The serum of blood rendered antitoxic to a venom by repeated injections of small doses of the venom.

Definition of Antivenin

1. Noun. An antitoxin for treating bites from venomous animals as such as snakes and spiders. ¹

2. Noun. A serum containing antivenins. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antivenin

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Medical Definition of Antivenin

1. An antitoxin specific for an animal or insect venom. Synonym: antivenene. Origin: anti-+ L. Venenum, poison (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antivenin

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antivaccine
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antivaccinists
antivampire
antivandal
antivandalism
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antivascular
antivegetarian
antivehicular
antivenene
antivenene unit
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antivenin (current term)
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antivenomics
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antiviral

Literary usage of Antivenin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Janus (1899)
"(Revue mensuelle de l'Ecole d'anthropologie). W. Venin and antivenin. Martin has made the following calculations with regard to the quantity of ..."

2. A Textbook of pharmacology and therapeutics, or, the Action of drugs in by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1918)
"antivenin. The poisons secreted by the poisonous snakes contain toxins, and an antitoxic serum prepared by Calmette has been termed antivenin. ..."

3. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1907)
"position that one cubic centimeter of antivenin I is equivalent to 1.98 cc of venom solution, and of antivenin II equivalent to 1.7 cc of venom (K=o). ..."

4. The Practitioner's Manual: A Condensed System of Medical Diagnosis and Treatment by Charles Warrenne Allen (1899)
"... a most deadly Indian snake) was cured by the Calmette antivenin serum; locally and hypo- ... antivenin ..."

5. Chemical Pathology by Harry Gideon Wells (1907)
"antivenin.—Snake venom has the essential property of all true toxins of immunizing, with the appearance of an antitoxin in the blood. ..."

6. A Text-book of Pathology by William George MacCallum, Harry Gideon Wells (1907)
"Presumably antivenin neutralizes venoms in exactly the same •way that ... antivenin also prevents the inhibiting action of venom on bactericidal serum, ..."

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