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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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This was despite appropriate first aid measures and relatively rapid administration of antivenom.
Olguya antivenom (Serum antiscorpionique (labs 50)[R]) yapildi (5 cc antivenom 1/10 oraninda serum fizyolojik ile sulandirildiktan sonra intravenoz olarak).
PhD candidate David Williams from AVRU, who coordinated the project in PNG, said snakebite is a neglected public health problem compounded by antivenom shortages, poor infrastructure and inadequate health worker training in many of the world's least developed countries, including PNG.
Duvernoy's gland secretion of Philodryas olfersii and Philodryas patagoniensis (Colubridae): Neutralization of local and systemic effects by commercial bothropic antivenom (Bothrops genus).
Leslie Boyer of the University of Arizona in Tucson is a pediatrician who helped test the antivenom that is given in Mexico.
After Wyeth suspended manufacture, there were several years worth of coral snake antivenom available that didn't expire until Fall 2008.
Spinoza would explain the effect of the antivenom as passive pleasure: at the bodily level, the antivenom causes pleasure because it increases my bodily power of activity, for instance, by improving my bodily function; the pleasure is passive because it is brought about by an external thing, the ranger.
2006) review the many controversial aspects of Loxosceles antivenom application and present an extensive data-rich epidemiological comparison among studies.
An effective antivenom usually isn't available, but many physicians administer high doses of cortisone-type hormones to combat hemolysis and other systemic complications.
Protherics' two main products are CroFab, an antivenom used to treat snake bites, and DigiFab, an antidote to a potentially-fatal condition known as digoxin toxicity, a side effect of digoxin, a treatment for heart conditions.
He received crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (ovine) antivenom and was discharged after 5 days without sequela.
In man that produces "a paralytic syndrome resembling botulism" and the cone snail's ability to adapt the mixture to match its prey has bewildered those hoping for an antivenom.