Antivenin



an antitoxin present in the blood of an animal following repeated injections of venom.
the antitoxic serum obtained from such blood.
Historical Examples

In bites producing symptoms of this severity, antivenin must be given in amounts large enough to produce clinical improvement.
Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia) Ray D. Burkett

Careful evaluation of the severity of the bite and the patient’s sensitivity should be made before the use of antivenin.
Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia) Ray D. Burkett

antivenin—Antiserum is the keystone to the therapy of snakebite.
Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia) Ray D. Burkett

Ten to 20 units may be necessary to prevent the relapse that sometimes occurs after small doses of antivenin.
Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia) Ray D. Burkett

noun
an antitoxin that counteracts a specific venom, esp snake venom
n.

1894, from anti- + venin, from venom + chemical suffix -in (2). Perhaps immediately from French antivenin.

antivenin an·ti·ven·in (ān’tē-věn’ĭn, ān’tī-)
n.
An antitoxin active against venom.
antivenin
(ān’tē-věn’ĭn, ān’tī-)

An antitoxin active against the venom of a snake, spider, or other venomous animal or insect.

An animal serum containing antivenins, used in medicine to treat poisoning caused by animal or insect venom.

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