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An antibody that counteracts a toxin.
- ‘Some antibodies are antitoxins, which directly neutralize any toxins secreted by the antigens.’
- ‘For example, antitoxins, like tetanus antitoxin, are made by injecting horses with a small amount of the toxin so that the animal produces the antibodies.’
- ‘Human science employs somewhat similar procedures to produce what are called antitoxins, protein antibodies, to certain microorganisms.’
- ‘The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and some state health departments keep a supply of antitoxin against botulinum toxin.’
- ‘Antivenoms and antitoxins can also be administered in this fashion.’
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