diphtheria antitoxin


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.
Related to diphtheria antitoxin: diphtheria toxoid

diphtheria antitoxin

[dif‚thir·ē·ə ‚ant·i′täk·sən]
(immunology)
An antibody produced in animals or in humans after contact with diphtheria toxin or toxoid.
References in periodicals archive ?
Only sporadic cases and no outbreaks have occurred in other European countries where gaps have been found in the diphtheria antitoxin levels of adults.
A review of the international issues surrounding the availability and demand for diphtheria antitoxin for therapeutic use.
Therapy: Diphtheria antitoxin is available only from the CDC and should be given, without waiting for laboratory confirmation, when nasopharyngeal or laryngotracheal symptoms appear.
Years of research were spent in establishing an effective diphtheria antitoxin and quantitating its strength, thus leading to the development and standardization of a practical serum.
In their discussion of the decline in diphtheria deaths, for instance, they do not mention the introduction of diphtheria antitoxin in the 1890s, and therefore are puzzled by the reduction in mortality in advance of immunization techniques, available after 1923 (321).
He accomplished his goal within a year, and, in the early summer of 1895, Mulford was able to offer for sale the first commercial diphtheria antitoxin produced in the U.

Full browser ?