toxin-antitoxin


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toxin-antitoxin

/tox·in-an·ti·tox·in/ (TA) (tok″sin-an´tĭ-tok″sin) a nearly neutral mixture of diphtheria toxin with its antitoxin; used for diphtheria immunization.

toxin-antitoxin

(tŏk′sĭn-ăn′tĭ-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
A mixture of a toxin and its antitoxin with a slight excess of toxin, formerly used as a vaccine.

toxin-antitoxin

Etymology: Gk, toxikon, poison, anti, against, toxikon
a mixture of toxin and antitoxin. Diphtheria toxin-antitoxin was formerly used for active immunization.

toxin-antitoxin

(tŏk′sĭn ăn′tē-tŏk″sĭn),

T.A.T.

An infrequently used mixture of a toxin and an antibody that blocks its effects. It was formerly used in some vaccine formulations.
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