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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Antivenom, also known as antivenin, venom antiserum and antivenom immunoglobulin, is a medication made from antibodies which is used to treat certain venomous bites and stings.
We also used the management code for antivenom (in the Details of Ambulatory Care Orders of the National Health Insurance research databases) to search for and confirm the patients who received antivenom.
No patients received scorpion antivenom. Patients were discharged on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (42.2%, n = 54) and paracetamol with or without codeine (20.3%, n = 26) [Table 4].
However, currently, we are fortunate regarding the treatment of this disease because one of the biggest antivenom manufacturers in the world, which is a candidate member of the WHO global antivenom producers database, was established in Adiyaman, Turkey, with $5 million of investments in 2006.
The increased shelf life will reduce the need to return expired product and ensure that hospitals have an adequate supply of the antivenom in life-threatening situation.
Consequences of Neglect: Analysis of the Sub-Saharan African Snake Antivenom Market and the Global Context.
In particular, they identified an antivenom produced from the saw-scaled viper, one of south Asia's most dangerous snakes.
agent that fulfill the drawbacks associated with the current antivenom.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A human rights organisation warned that supplies of essential medical equipment and medicines, including essential antivenom doses, are not reaching Qatar due to the Saudi-led blockade.