Definición de antitoxin en Inglés


Pronunciación /ˌan(t)ēˈtäksən/ /ˌæn(t)iˈtɑksən/

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  • An antibody that counteracts a toxin.

    ‘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.’
    antitoxin, antiserum