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Related to diphtheria antitoxin: diphtheria toxoid
a particular kind of antibody produced in the body in response to the presence of a toxin; see also immunity. adj., adj an´titoxic.
botulism antitoxin an equine antitoxin against the toxins produced by the types A and B and/ or E strains of Clostridium botulinum; administered intravenously in the postexposure prophylaxis and treatment of botulism, other than infant botulism. Generally trivalent (ABE) antitoxin is used.
diphtheria antitoxin equine antitoxin from horses immunized against diphtheria toxin or the toxoid; administered intramuscularly or intravenously in the treatment of suspected cases of diphtheria.
equine antitoxin an antitoxin derived from the blood of healthy horses immunized against a specific bacterial toxin.
antitoxin specific for the toxin of Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
Etymology: Gk, diphtheria, leather membrane, anti, against, toxikon, poison
an antitoxin prepared by immunizing horses with diphtheria toxoid and extracting serum from the animal. The serum is standardized for strength and quality.