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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8%) who did not receive antivenin had a local reaction (pain, swelling, erythema, or paresthesias).
Protherics, based in the tiny village of Blaenwaun, uses sheep's blood from Australia to produce the antivenin CroFab for hospitals and doctors in the US.
Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine) is an antivenin indicated for the management of patients with North American crotalid envenomation.
Mice receiving a standard box jellyfish antivenin died as fast as those getting no medication.
Based upon consultation and Dingo's clinical condition, administration of antivenin was selected as the course of treatment.
He is quickly taken to the house of a local doctor, who offers to sell him the doctor's only potion of mamba antivenin for the market price.
A zoo veterinarian said he delayed giving the chimp antivenin out of concern it might make the animal sicker, but Judeo later died from the bite.
He also had severe hematological abnormalities which resolved after 15 vials of antivenin (crotalidae) polyvalent (equine origin), and he survived.
Seek medical care if the sting was inflicted by the Australian box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri), the world's deadliest jellyfish, because antivenin is required.
Caesalpinia bonduc leaves, as well as the roots of Securidaca longepedonculata (Polygalaceae), have also been used as an antivenin against snake bite by the Senoufo of Ivory Coast and the Pheul of Senegal (Berhaut, 1967; Kerharo and Adams, 1974; Kone, 1980).
His advice if you are bitten: 1) Remove yourself from the danger of a second bite; 2) Immediately apply the Sawyer Extractor and allow it to work for 30 minutes (it uses suction to withdraw the injected venom); 3) SLOWLY (to avoid pumping remaining venom through your system) proceed to the nearest medical facility that would likely have access to antivenin.
It sounded weird too to a medical missionary, (an invention of this ending age), until he ran out of antivenin, and had people coming to his South American clinic with lethal snake bites.