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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.

chem·i·cal an·ti·dote

a substance that unites with a poison to form an innocuous chemical compound.

chemical antidote

Etymology: Gk, chemeia + anti, against, dotos, that which is given
any substance that reacts chemically with a poison to form a compound that is harmless. There are few true antidotes, and treatment of poisoning depends largely on eliminating the toxic agent before it can be absorbed by the body.

chem·i·cal an·ti·dote

(kem'i-kăl an'ti-dōt)
A substance that unites with a poison to form an innocuous chemical compound.

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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