physiological antidote

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physiological antidote

Etymology: Gk, physis + logos + anti, against, dotos, that which is given
a drug that has the opposite effect on the body from that caused by a poisonous or toxic substance.


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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