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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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This may indicate that producers of antivenoms, due to their specialization, are more fluent in staying up to date with developments in their field, while NHAs might neglect topics that are not a priority on their agendas.
In Australia each year there are approximately 3000 incidents of snake bite, resulting in 1-4 deaths despite the wide availability of first aid, intensive care and antivenom (Isbister et al., 2007; Therapeutic Guidelines, 2012).
Formulation of a liquid ovine Fab-based antivenom for the treatment of envenomation by the Nigerian carpet viper (Echis ocellatus).
Neutralization of differents activities of venoms from nine species of Bothrops snakes by Bothrops jararaca antivenom. Toxicon.
Clinical and laboratory presentation, including important pain without inflammatory signals at the site of the sting, symptoms of profuse emesis and sweating, hyperglycemia associated with hypokalemia, hyperamylasemia, and the fact that the incident occurred in an area infested with scorpions and that the patient's clinical condition improved a lot after scorpion antivenom administration, further supports our conclusion.
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.
Answers: 1) antivenom; 2) necrotoxin; 3) toxin; 4) red blood cells; 5) hemotoxin; 6) tissues
Seasonal variations of snakebites and the effectiveness and complications of antivenom were assessed.
In conclusion, producing antivenoms helps us treat our patients without struggling with drug insufficiency problem, which is a common problem worldwide since the closure of big manufacturers at the end of 20th century (9).
Unscrupulous marketing of snake bite antivenoms in Africa and Papua New Guinea: choosing the right product 'What's in a name?