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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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In the present study, the efficacy and mechanism of antivenom + HBO intervention on snakebites was determined.
ATI includes the administration of antivenom and any surgery (including debridements, amputations or fasciotomies).
Antivenom: The antivenom tested is manufactured in Mexico by Laboratorios de Biologicos y Reactivos de Mexico S.
In a study on Snake envenomation in a north Indian hospital Sharma N found that the mean dose of antivenom used for neuroparalytic snakebite was 51.
Producing antivenom is costly and labor-intensive, involving "milking" venom from live snakes, then injecting it in small, increasing dosages into horses, sheep and other animals owned by drug companies, Dr.
Participants for this study were selected as follows: 46 manufacturers were contacted from the open-access World Health Organization (WHO) Database for antivenom producers; 23 National Health Authorities (NHAs) of high-burden countries were contacted; and 11 poison centers or experts were randomly contacted.
Brown snake antivenom was administered via intravenous infusion, but Mr X responded with a hypotensive anaphylactic reaction, requiring the administration of adrenaline.
Assessment of an ovine antivenom raised against venom from the desert black cobra (Walterinnesia aegyptia).
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health confirmed it holds no antivenom capable of treating the bite of a Victorian copperhead.
After Coots was bitten by the snake during a church service, he and his family forbade medical personnel to administer antivenom.