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antidote

 [an´tĭ-dōt]
an agent that counteracts a poison. adj., adj antido´tal.
chemical antidote one that interacts with a poison and changes its chemical nature to form a harmless substance.
mechanical antidote one that prevents absorption of the poison.
physiologic antidote one that counteracts the effects of the poison by producing opposing effects.
universal antidote a mixture formerly recommended as an antidote when the exact poison is not known. There is, in fact, no known universal antidote. Activated charcoal is now being used for many poisons.

an·ti·dote

(an'tĕ-dōt),
An agent that neutralizes a poison or counteracts its clinical or physiologic effects.
[G. antidotos, fr. anti, against, + dotos, what is given, fr. didōmi, to give]

antidote

/an·ti·dote/ (an´tĭ-dōt) an agent that counteracts a poison.antido´tal
chemical antidote  one that neutralizes the poison by changing its chemical nature.
mechanical antidote  one that prevents absorption of the poison.
physiologic antidote  one that counteracts the effects of the poison by producing opposing physiologic effects.

antidote

(ăn′tĭ-dōt′)
n.
A remedy or other agent used to neutralize or counteract the effects of a poison.
tr.v. anti·doted, anti·doting, anti·dotes
To relieve or counteract with an antidote: "Hallie's family life is laced with the poison of self-hatred, a poison that Sam has antidoted with love and understanding" (Christopher Swan).

an′ti·dot′al (ăn′tĭ-dōt′l) adj.
an′ti·dot′al·ly adv.

antidote

[an′tidōt]
Etymology: Gk, anti + dotos, that which is given
a drug or other substance that opposes the action of a poison. An antidote may be mechanical, such as activated charcoal, which absorbs poisons in the GI tract and prevents their absorption; chemical, acting to neutralize the toxin; or physiological, acting to oppose the action of the poison, as when a sedative is given to a person who has ingested a large amount of a stimulant or when a receptor blocker is administered to a person who has taken a large dose of the receptor agonist. antidotal, adj.

antidote

Homeopathy
Any substance that inhibits or destroys the potential benefit of a homeopathic remedy, which may be chemical or physical in nature and is unique to an individual.
 
Toxicology
Any active or inert agent that counteracts the effects of a poison or toxin.

an·ti·dote

(an'ti-dōt)
An agent that neutralizes a poison or counteracts its effects.
[G. antidotos, fr. anti, against, + dotos, what is given, fr. didōmi, to give]

antidote

A drug or other agent which neutralizes or counteracts the action or effect of a poison. There are few specific antidotes. These include NALOXONE for narcotic opiate poisoning, desferrioxamine for iron poisoning, cobalt edetate for cyanide poisoning and n-acetylcysteine for paracetamol poisoning. Activated charcoal may be valuable to adsorb poisons.

Antidote

A medication or remedy for counteracting the effects of a poison.

antidote,

n a substance that relieves, prevents, or opposes the action of a poison.

an·ti·dote

(an'ti-dōt)
An agent that neutralizes a poison or counteracts its clinical or physiologic effects.
[G. antidotos, fr. anti, against, + dotos, what is given, fr. didōmi, to give]

antidote (an´tidōt),

n a substance that acts to antagonize the toxic effects of a drug, especially in overdose, or of a poison. See also poison.

antidote

an agent that counteracts a poison.

chemical antidote
one that neutralizes the poison by changing its chemical nature.
mechanical antidote
one that prevents absorption of the poison.
physiological antidote
one that counteracts the effects of the poison by producing opposing effects.
universal antidote
a mixture formerly recommended as an antidote when the exact poison is not known. There is, in fact, no known universal antidote. Activated charcoal is now being used for many poisons.
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