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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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The researchers collected venom samples from the most medically important snakes in East Africa and pre-clinically tested the comparative venom-neutralising efficacy of four antivenoms available in Kenya with two antivenoms of clinically-proven efficacy.
Our results corroborate, for the polyspecific crotaline antivenom produced in Mexico by BIRMEX, the extensive cross-reactivity described for bothropic antivenoms in Latin America (Bogarin et al.
Allergic reactions to the serum components of antivenoms are less common in dogs than humans, but they can occur.
Assessment of an ovine antivenom raised against venom from the desert black cobra (Walterinnesia aegyptia).
Researchers from the Australian Venom Research Unit (AVRU) at the University of Melbourne have collaborated with scientists from the University of Papua New Guinea and the University of Costa Rica, to develop new antivenom against the lethal Papuan taipan.
acutus antivenom, he continued to have progressive airway edema requiring intubation.
The relatively high risk of allergic and anaphylactic reactions to polyvalent antivenoms has led to recommendations that it be administered in a hospital setting and not 'in the field'.
Bites by the Western Coral Snake, an entirely different species, have never been covered by antivenom because they are not known to cause potentially fatal respiratory failure.
Due to cases of hypersensitivity to horse serum, other animals were assayed for alternative forms of antivenoms, and favorable results have been observed with sheeps (Ovis aries), goats (Capra hircus), rabbits (Oryctolagus
A randomized blind clinical trial of two antivenoms prepared by caprylic acid or ammonium sulphate fractionation of IgG, in Bothrops and Porthidium snake bites in Colombia.