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Synonyms for antivenin

an antitoxin that counteracts the effects of venom from the bite of a snake or insect or other animal


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We never had a reason to stock the antivenin in Bahrain as the reported cases three years ago were eradicated quickly and since then there have been no reported cases and no instances of a bite," said Mr Alkhedri.
Fast fact There haven't been any recorded deaths from an inland taipan's bite, as its victims have been injected with antivenin - used to treat venomous bites or stings.
Previous generations of antivenin medications were notorious for causing negative systemic reactions.
For example, China produces purified Agkistrodon acutus antivenin, which is the same as for D.
Some First-World countries have developed more purified antivenoms such as the antivenin (Crotalidae) polyvalent (ACP) and the Crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (CroFab; FabAV) which are effective, with reduced adverse reactions.
Over the course of his hospitalization, physicians used 40 vials - about $90,000 worth - of antivenin to combat the poison.
Aloe species have several pharmacological properties: it is antibacterial, antifungal, antivenin and has immunological properties.
While the venom is often lethal if the bitten person is not treated with antivenin, its primary purpose is to kill the rattlesnake's prey, usually rodents, and to aid the snake's digestion.
Antivenin is not needed for most of these patients, and opioids may be administered safely.
An antivenin contains tiny antibodies that attach to the venom proteins, labeling them for destruction.
Luckily, the copperhead is the least dangerous of the pit vipers, and many patients bitten by them may not need antivenin therapy.
It is the only jellyfish for which an antivenin has been developed.
A bite by a black mamba is always fatal unless the victim can get antivenin within 15-30 minutes.
As a precautionary measure the antivenin was administered anyway.