antitoxin

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an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin

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The antitoxin has been tested in animals, and is in the process of being tested for efficacy in humans.
These strains offer encouragement that an antitoxin treatment could slow the progression of Buruli ulcer.
Similarly, the new anthrax antitoxin medication could be administered by conventional injection, making the medication much easier and faster to administer than current anthrax antitoxins, which must be administered intravenously.
This discovery was instrumental to the development of antitoxin by Emil von Behring in 1890, for which Behring won the first ever Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
Titration of Clostridium welchii epsilon-toxin and antitoxins.
These antitoxins can neutralize the effects of the organism's own toxins.
The only antitoxins available are equine antitoxin from CDC (neutralizing antibodies against BoNT/A, /B, and /E) and an investigational heptavalent (against ABCDEFG) antitoxin.
For both assays, calibration was performed using international and local standard antitoxins.
Today, deaths are down to 3-5% of cases, thanks to two antitoxins and better medical support.
They contain vaccines, antitoxins, ventilators, antivirals and select antibiotics, but not the usual medications that many patients take on a day-to-day basis.
Antitoxins to botulinum toxin types A, B, and E were administered within 24 hours.
Blake's work in developing antitoxins for bio-terrorist weapons is interrupted when she is called upon to assist in the murder investigation of a businessman dressed to look like a homeless person.
The final choice for stockpiling anthrax i antitoxins may hinge on the drugs' prices and ease of storage as well as their effectiveness, Baker says.
Whereas the toxin produced by isolates derived from mammalian botulism was neutralized only with type C antitoxin, the toxins of all isolates related to avian botulism were neutralized with both type C and D antitoxins.
Later studies showed that laboratory animals injected with a serum derived from horses with chronic grass sickness were protected from the bacillus botulinum toxin, suggesting that antitoxins - `defensive' proteins developed in response to exposure to a disease - present in the serum were responsible for the protection.