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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The internal investigation revealed that at the time of Edmonds' admission only one ampoule of tiger snake antivenene had been available, and the single ampoule of polyvalent antivenene had been withheld from use.
Ampoules of antivenene do not come cheap, they have a limited shelf life, and they are not in constant demand.
The real tragedy, however, is that in these days of economic rationalism it appears that human life, like an ampoule of antivenene, has its own use-by date.
The latter could also be used in solid form--'Condy's crystals'--which remained a popular, albeit, useless remedy long after antivenenes had become widely available.