antitoxin antitoxin  /ˌæn ti ˈtɑk sən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin

Usage(s):

  1. The standard method of preparing scarlet fever antitoxin has been to infect a horse with the disease and let his blood manufacture the antitoxin.
  2. That antitoxin also came from a horse.
  3. Other antitoxin1,110,000 units-was meanwhile shipped northward from Seattle and may be sent over the same route by airplane.

News

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    The US government will maintain its supply of anthrax antitoxin through 2018 under Project BioShield contracts issued by the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS's) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the HHS said in a news release yesterday.
    on September 21, 2013     Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

  2. HHS replenishes nation’s supply of anthrax antitoxin

    The nation’s supply of anthrax antitoxin will be maintained until 2018 under Project BioShield contracts issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).
    on September 19, 2013     Source: KOAM-TV Pittsburg

Quotes

  • "This novel approach to the design of anthrax antitoxin is an important advance, not only for the value it may have in anthrax treatment, but also because this technique could be used to design better therapies for cholera and other diseases,"...
    on Apr 24, 2006 By: Elias Zerhouni Source: National Institutes of Health (press release)

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