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Antivenene is a French term for the protective agent produced in the blood after a course of immunisation with an animal venom. It is an antitoxic agent which plays a similar role to antibodies after a bacterial or viral infection. Today this term has been replaced in the English language by 'antivenom' in accordance with the 1979 World Health Organisation directive.


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  • Antivenin
  • Antivenom
 
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Prepared by: Annette Alafaci
Created: 8 October 2004
Modified: 9 August 2005

Published by Australian Venom Research Unit, 22 July 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: mail@avru.org
Updated: 25 August 2007
http://www.avru.org/compendium/biogs/A000117b.htm

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