an·​ti·​ven·​om | \ ˌan-tē-ˈve-nəm How to pronounce antivenom (audio) , ˌan-ˌtī- \

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Recent Examples on the Web Almost all hospitals in Alabama stock antivenom to treat snakebites, according to UAB. al, 5 June 2022 Rushton said one of the major goals of the program is to monitor patients for dangerous rebound blood thinning that can require readmission to the hospital and additional doses of antivenom. al, 5 June 2022 Currently, different types of snakebites have different antivenom. New York Times, 3 May 2022 Any patients who receive antivenom will be admitted to the ICU. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2022 Since the reptile park started its program in the 1950s, officials say its antivenom is estimated to have saved roughly 25,000 Australians lives, and hundreds more each year. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Nov. 2021 Keepers milk spiders’ fangs weekly and send the venom to a pharmaceutical company in Melbourne, where it's made into antivenom. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Nov. 2021 That antivenom can be administered to people who have been bitten by those types of spiders. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 12 Nov. 2021 Zander received antivenom and spent several days in CHOA’s pediatric intensive care unit. Avery Newmark, ajc, 19 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of antivenom

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antivenom was in 1904

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“Antivenom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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