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

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Indeed, the antivenin is a case study of why drug prices are so high. Kaiser Health News,, "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,, "A Texas man decapitated a rattlesnake. It bit him anyway and he nearly died, his wife says.," 7 June 2018 The center says antivenin is the only treatment for a bite. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "In Arizona, bees are more dangerous than snakes. But watch out for the dogs.," 21 Mar. 2018 They are treated with pain medication and antivenin. Dawn Filos,, "Medical Mystery: Why was German shepherd limping?," 29 Jan. 2018 The Secret to Perfectly Seared Steak Myrick was hospitalized and administered antivenin, morphine and benadryl for the severe swelling and pain. Collier Sutter,, "Woman Attacked By a Venomous Copperhead Snake At LongHorn Steakhouse," 25 Sep. 2017 She was taken to a hospital for treatment, where she was given antivenin. CBS News, "Mother recovering from copperhead snake bite at Virginia restaurant," 25 Sep. 2017 Her family members tried to treat her with home remedies before taking Tulasi Shahi to a clinic near Dailekh, which did not have antivenin., "Nepali teen dies from snakebite after being banished for having her period," 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of antivenin

1895, in the meaning defined above

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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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