Translation of antitoxin in Spanish:


antitoxina, n.

Pronunciation /ˌæn(t)iˈtɑksən/ /antɪˈtɒksɪn/

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    antitoxina feminine
    • Human science employs somewhat similar procedures to produce what are called antitoxins, protein antibodies, to certain microorganisms.
    • Some antibodies are antitoxins, which directly neutralize any toxins secreted by the antigens.
    • For example, antitoxins, like tetanus antitoxin, are made by injecting horses with a small amount of the toxin so that the animal produces the antibodies.
    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and some state health departments keep a supply of antitoxin against botulinum toxin.
    • Antivenoms and antitoxins can also be administered in this fashion.