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- ‘It is a very important folk medicine in Taiwan, and is reported to have antineoplastic, antitoxic and immunoenhancing properties, as well as for treating malignancies.’
- ‘The carriage of diphtheria bacteria developed in the presence of normal activity of antitoxic and diminished antibacterial immunity.’
- ‘It is also highly potent as an antitoxic agent in exogenous poisoning, organic and inorganic.’
- ‘The pharmacological or biochemical mechanism of this antitoxic action has not yet been proved.’
- ‘If these antibodies are effectively antitoxic, the studies could then lead towards molecular approaches for producing human antibodies for therapeutic purposes.’
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