chemical antidote


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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.

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.
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