antivenin

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antivenin

[¦an·tē¦ven·ən]
(immunology)
An immune serum that neutralizes the venoms of certain poisonous snakes and black widow spiders.
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London, April 10 (ANI): A study has revealed what a snake eats affects the strength of its venom, suggesting that anti-venom can be developed specific to a certain snake's location or diet.
Although sales of the pounds 5, 000-a-shot anti-venom were up 18% over the same period last year, revenues were slightly down from pounds 7.
Protherics, which produces rattlesnake anti-venom and a drug to tackle toxins in the blood of heart patients, will also make annual savings of pounds 450, 000 as a result of the transaction.
There, a snake keeper was bitten by a pet rattlesnake and because the local hospital did not have supplies of the appropriate anti-venom, a long-distance chase followed to find some.
Another bite for Mark would be deadly as he is now allergic to the life- saving anti-venom.
He was rushed to hospital where he was given a life-saving shot of adrenalin and anti-venom.
Most of the reptile-keepers have been bitten at some time or another, but they know the correct treatment and anti-venom.
They carried out an emergency operation to open his airways and injected anti-venom.
The company, based on Heath and Business Technical Park, in Runcorn, also developed the first new rattlesnake anti-venom to go into production for 50 years.
Teo, of Ashburton, was given anti-venom but had his leg cut open to prevent gangrene.
RESPONSIBLE for 13 deaths since records began, an anti-venom was finally developed in 1981.
Most bites do not need much treatment, but hospitals hold supplies of anti-venom just in case.