antivenin

noun
an·​ti·​ven·​in | \ ˌan-tē-ˈve-nən How to pronounce antivenin (audio) , ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antivenin (audio) \

Definition of antivenin

: an antitoxin to a venom also : an antiserum containing such antitoxin

Examples of antivenin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doctors at Chickasaw gave me six vials of antivenin before deciding to transfer me again—this time to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, which was a two-hour drive. Keith Mccafferty, Field & Stream, "Don’t Get Bit: Ultimate Snake Survival Guide," 23 July 2014 Most bites are fatal unless Polyvalent, an antivenin medication, is injected in the first six hours. Sameer Yasir, New York Times, "In Kashmir, a Race Against Death, With No Way to Call a Doctor," 7 Oct. 2019 But his family could not call an ambulance or find the antivenin. Sameer Yasir, New York Times, "Anxious and Cooped Up, 1.5 Million Kashmiri Children Are Still Out of School," 31 Oct. 2019 Now, CroFab faces competition from a snake antivenin called Anavip. Kaiser Health News, oregonlive.com, "New snakebite antidote drives competition, but costs will still bite," 18 Aug. 2019 The bad news came yet again: Soura Hospital had none of the antivenin, either. Sameer Yasir, New York Times, "In Kashmir, a Race Against Death, With No Way to Call a Doctor," 7 Oct. 2019 Indeed, the antivenin is a case study of why drug prices are so high. Kaiser Health News, oregonlive.com, "New snakebite antidote drives competition, but costs will still bite," 18 Aug. 2019 If the antivenin is administered within two hours of the snakebite, the victim has a 99 percent chance of survival. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "How to Avoid and Treat Rattlesnake Bites," 9 Nov. 2018 Jennifer, who is a nurse, immediately got Jeremy into the car and dialed 911 to figure out which of the local hospitals had antivenin. Allyson Chiu, chicagotribune.com, "A Texas man decapitated a rattlesnake. It bit him anyway and he nearly died, his wife says.," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of antivenin

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Antivenin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antivenin. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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antivenin

noun
an·​ti·​ven·​in | \ -ˈven-ən How to pronounce antivenin (audio) \

Medical Definition of antivenin

: an antitoxin to a venom also : an antiserum containing such an antitoxin

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