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serotherapy

 [se″ro-ther´ah-pe]
the treatment of infectious disease by the injection of immune serum or antitoxin.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

se·ro·ther·a·py

(sē'rō-thār'ă-pē),
Treatment of an infectious disease by injection of an antitoxin or serum containing specific antibody.
Synonym(s): serum therapy
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serotherapy

(sîr′ō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. serothera·pies
Treatment of disease by administration of a serum obtained from an immunized animal.

se′ro·ther′a·pist n.
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se·ro·ther·a·py

(sēr'ō-thār'ă-pē)
Treatment of an infectious disease by injection of an antitoxin or serum containing specific antibody.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

serotherapy

Treatment of disease by the injection of human or animal serum containing antibodies.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

se·ro·ther·a·py

(sēr'ō-thār'ă-pē)
Treatment of infectious disease by injection of antitoxin or serum containing specific antibody.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Serotherapy was fulfilled in only 19 patients (0.83%), and in 2,226 patients (97.50%) antivenom was not administered.
Serotherapy was accomplished in 19 cases (0.83%), however, the type of antivenom was not registered.
Patients were excluded from the study if they had received T-cell serotherapy within 28 days of proposed administration date.
Serotherapy in scorpion envenomation: a randomized controlled trial.
The variables investigated in the clinical evaluations were: local and systemic clinical manifestations, seriousness and evolution of the case, and serotherapy. As regards the genus of the offending snakes, the data obtained was based on information given by the patients themselves and/or their companions, as well as on the clinical observation by health professionals of the patients' signs and symptoms.
Serotherapy was applied in 330 (94.0%) of the patients, while 14 (4.0%) received no antivenom.
In spite of worldwide debates on serotherapy of the scorpion envenoming syndrome serotherapy is considered as the only specific treatment of scorpion stings in Saudi Arabia.
Serotherapy in the management of scorpion sting in children in Saudi Arabia.
Serotherapy of B-cell neoplasms with anti-B4-blocked ricin: a phase I trial of daily bolus infusion.