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antitoxin, any of a group of antibodies formed in the body as a response to the introduction of poisonous products, or toxins. By introducing small amounts of a specific toxin into the healthy body, it is possible to stimulate the production of antitoxin so that the body's defenses are already established against invasion by the bacteria or other organisms that produce the toxin. See immunity.

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antitoxin Antibody produced by the body in response to a toxin. It is specific in action and neutralizes the toxin. Antitoxin sera are used to treat and prevent bacterial diseases such as tetanus and diphtheria.

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an·ti·tox·in / ˌantēˈtäksin/ • n. Physiol. an antibody that counteracts a toxin. DERIVATIVES: an·ti·tox·ic / -sik/ adj.

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antitoxin (anti-toks-in) n. an antibody produced by the body to counteract a toxin formed by invading bacteria or from any other source.

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antitoxin An antibody that neutralizes or inactivates a specific toxin (forming an antigen).
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antitoxin An antibody that neutralizes or inactivates a specific toxin (forming an antigen).

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antitoxin An antibody produced in response to a bacterial toxin.

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