An antiserum containing antibodies against specific poisons, especially those in the venom of snakes, spiders, and scorpions. Also called antivenom.
- Equine-derived antivenin to snake venom has been the mainstay of hospital treatment for venomous snakebite for 35 years.
- Although the mainstay of treatment is definitely antivenin, in district settings where the antivenin is not readily available steroids are helpful.
- The park's venom-milking program is the only supplier of venom to Melbourne's Commonwealth Serum Laboratories - makers of antivenins crucial to treating snakebite victims.
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