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Definition of Antitoxin

Antitoxin: An antibody produced in response to and capable of neutralizing a specific biologic toxin such as those that cause diphtheria, gas gangrene, or tetanus. Antitoxins are used prophylactically and therapeutically.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2013

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