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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

(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

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.

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]
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