An antitoxic serum has been prepared at the Koch Institute in Berlin.
In other words, it is thought to have an "antitoxic" action.
The antitoxic property is developed in a susceptible animal by successive and gradually increasing doses of the toxin.
The term "antitoxic" signifies that serum has the power of antitoxic serum.
Thus antimicrobian immunity and antitoxic immunity constitute in most cases two distinct properties.
Hence the immunity may be antibacterial or antitoxic or both.
As to antitoxic immunity, it is very probably due to the intracellular digestion of toxins by the different macrophages.
He is antitoxic; he is a literary germicide of peculiar power.
The antitoxic theory suffers from the fact that the toxic origin of scurvy cannot be established.
The immunity produced by injections of antitoxic sera lasts only for a comparatively short time, seldom longer than a few weeks.
antitoxic an·ti·tox·ic (ān'tē-tŏk'sĭk)
Neutralizing the action of a toxin or poison.
Of, relating to, or containing an antitoxin.