[ US /ˌæntiˈtɑksən/ ]
  1. an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin
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How To Use antitoxin In A Sentence

  • Its cells react and produce a considerable quantity of the antitoxine which remains in solution in the blood of the animal. The Story of Germ Life
  • The difficulty here again is that if we wait till the diphtheritic membrane covers the whole throat, antitoxin will not be of much use. The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.) A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies
  • For example, antitoxins, like tetanus antitoxin, are made by injecting horses with a small amount of the toxin so that the animal produces the antibodies.
  • Administration of trivalent licensed antitoxin or heptavalent botulinum may prevent or decrease a patient's progression to respiratory failure and hasten recovery.
  • We are equipped with antitoxin and a vaccine to prevent the disease, yet tetanus continues to be a major public health problem throughout much of the developing world.
  • It will be clear that to obtain the antitoxine we must depend upon some natural method for its production. The Story of Germ Life
  • This antitoxine neutralizes the effects of the diphtheria toxine, and then the body develops strength to drive off the bacteria which have obtained lodgment in the throat. The Story of Germ Life
  • The prompt administration of diphtheria antitoxin in adequate amounts is the first and most important step.
  • The antitoxine which is formed during the disease, and the production of which in the horse can be enormously stimulated by the injection of toxine, represents merely the excess of cell receptors, and when the serum of the horse containing them is injected in a case of diphtheria the same combination takes place as in the case of receptors provided by the patient. Disease and Its Causes
  • By means of these simple packs followed by cold ablutions, the temperature of the patient can be kept at any point desired without the use of poisonous antifever medicines, serums and antitoxins which lower the temperature by benumbing and paralyzing heart action, respiration, the red and white blood corpuscles, and thus generally lowering the vital activities of the organism. Nature Cure
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