- a substance, formed in the body, that counteracts a specific .
- the antibody formed in immunization with a given , used in treating certain infectious diseases or in immunizing against them.
- an antibody that neutralizes a toxin
- blood serum that contains a specific antibody
“substance neutralizing poisons,” 1892, from+ . Coined in 1890 by German bacteriologist Emil von Behring (1854-1917). in this sense is from 1860.
- An antibody formed in response to and capable of neutralizing a specific biological toxin.
- Serum containing antitoxins that is used to prevent or treat diseases caused by biological toxins, such as tetanus and diphtheria.
- An antibody formed in response to and capable of neutralizing a specific toxin of biological origin. Compare toxin.
- An animal or human serum containing antitoxins, used to prevent or treat diseases caused by biological toxins, such as tetanus, botulism, and diphtheria.