• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Antitoxine A substance (sometimes the product of a specific micro-organism and sometimes naturally present in the blood or tissues of an animal), capable of producing immunity from certain diseases, or of counteracting the poisonous effects of pathogenic bacteria.
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  • Eric Hoffer
    “Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. anti-, + toxin,


In literature:

If I could administer antitoxin by to-morrow noon the patient might recover.
"The Depot Master" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I gave those four men antitoxin.
"The Doctor" by Ralph Connor
Lucky for us that we did not need to inject the wounded with tetanus antitoxin.
"Sketches of the East Africa Campaign" by Robert Valentine Dolbey
In those early days, before the antitoxin treatment of the disease, diphtheria in Southern California was the deadliest of plagues.
"Bunch Grass" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Antitoxines as a cure in diphtheria.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV" by John Lord
The fatigue toxin in normal quantities is said to be counteracted by an antidote or antitoxin, also generated in the body.
"What eight million women want" by Rheta Childe Dorr
The early use of antitoxin greatly lessens all these serious complications.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
For that reason a physician should always be called because if it is "true" croup antitoxin must be given at once.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Meanwhile the bacteriologists are steadily at work on a vaccine or antitoxin.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
I will do what I can for her but she should have had the antitoxin five days ago.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
This antitoxin should be administered only by a competent veterinarian.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Cauterized wound at once (2 P.M.) and inoculated with antitoxin.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
One by one the germs of disease are being discovered and their antitoxins catalogued.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
Gunpowder was invented long before the antitoxin for diphtheria was discovered.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
It is well to remember that it is safer to give too much antitoxin than too little.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
In recent years the relations of toxin and antitoxin, still obscure, have been the subject of much study and controversy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
In addition, it is wise to use an injection under the skin of tetanus-antitoxin, to prevent the disease.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
Antitoxin is the treatment above all other remedies.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
The antitoxin has been found, and it is applied successfully.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
The probable explanation is that an antitoxin is developed within them.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

Funding for Anthrax Antitoxin Hits $149M.
NATIONAL NEWS (CNN) — Contraband alcohol is believed to have sickened at least seven Arizona inmates, who are receiving antitoxins for suspected botulism poisoning, officials said Tuesday.
Contraband alcohol is believed to have sickened at least seven Arizona inmates, who are receiving antitoxins for suspected botulism poisoning, officials said Tuesday.