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Antitoxin

Antitoxin
(Science: protein) a purified antiserum from animals (usually horses) immunised by injections of a toxin or toxoid, administered as a passive immunising agent to neutralise a specific bacterial toxin, for example, botulinus, tetanus or diphtheria.


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