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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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We never had a reason to stock the antivenin in Bahrain as the reported cases three years ago were eradicated quickly and since then there have been no reported cases and no instances of a bite," said Mr Alkhedri.
Some poisonous snakes, such as copperheads, rarely deliver lethal bites and some veterinarians may elect not to treat copperhead bites with antivenin.
He said that antivenin or anti-venom for poisonous UAE snakes are usually kept at Rashid Hospital in Dubai and Al Qasimi Hospital in Sharjah.
Isaiah hated needles, but when they shot him full of antivenin his dotted eyebrows barely flickered.
Fast fact There haven't been any recorded deaths from an inland taipan's bite, as its victims have been injected with antivenin - used to treat venomous bites or stings.
Scientists identified a species from Brazil, but before an antivenin could be sent, she died.
In a questioner, this information was included and recorded for each patient: sex and age of scorpion sting victim, background of patient, antivenin treatment, month of scorpion sting, scorpion-stung part of body, color of scorpion and geographical place (rural/urban).
Previous generations of antivenin medications were notorious for causing negative systemic reactions.
For example, China produces purified Agkistrodon acutus antivenin, which is the same as for D.
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