Antitoxin
Antitoxin An`ti*tox"in, Antitoxine An`ti*tox"ine, n. [Pref. anti- + toxin.] A substance (sometimes the product of a specific micro-organism and sometimes naturally present in the blood or tissues of an animal), capable of producing immunity from certain diseases, or of counteracting the poisonous effects of pathogenic bacteria. [1913 Webster]

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  • antitoxin — [an΄titäks′in] n. 1. a circulating antibody formed by the body, as active immunity, to act against a specific toxin 2. a sterile solution containing an antitoxin: it is taken from the blood serum of an immunized animal or person and injected into …   English World dictionary

  • antitoxin — antitoxin. См. антитоксин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • antitoxin — index cure Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • antitoxin — (n.) substance neutralizing poisons, 1892, from ANTI (Cf. anti ) + TOXIN (Cf. toxin). Coined in 1890 by German bacteriologist Emil von Behring (1854 1917). ANTITOXIC (Cf. Antitoxic) in this sense is from 1860 …   Etymology dictionary

  • antitoxin — [n] agent for negating the effect of an infection or poison antibiotic, antibody, antipoison, antiseptic, antiserum, antivenin, counteractant, counteragent, medicine, neutralizer, preventive, serum, vaccine; concept 307 …   New thesaurus

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • antitoxin — /an ti tok sin, an tee /, n. 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. [1890 95;… …   Universalium

  • 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • Antitoxin — Diphtherie Antitoxin historisch Ein Antitoxin ist ein Gegengift, das bereits im Körper vorhandene Gifte unschädlich macht. Meist wird es aus dem Serum von Genesenden oder von großen Labortieren, wie Pferd und Rind gewonnen. Chemisch gesehen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Antitoxin — Antidot (fachsprachlich); Gegengift; Gegenmittel; Antidoton (fachsprachlich) * * * An|ti|to|xin 〈n. 11; Med.〉 im Blutserum enthaltener Antikörper [<grch. anti „gegen“ + toxikon „Gift“] * * * An|ti|to|xin: [↑ …   Universal-Lexikon

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