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diphtheria antitoxin

diphtheria antitoxin in Medicine

diphtheria antitoxin n.
The antitoxin specific for the toxin produced by Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

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  • Previous to April 1, 1905, there was no official standard for measuring the strength of diphtheria antitoxin.

  • As for diphtheria antitoxin, it is in the same class as the white of an egg.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • We owe the invention of diphtheria antitoxin entirely to experiments on animals.

  • None of these vaccines is so powerful, or so certain in its effects, as the diphtheria antitoxin.

    A Handbook of Health Woods Hutchinson
  • In reality a unit of diphtheria antitoxin in the United States is an amount equivalent to 1 cc.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
  • In the early days of the employment of diphtheria antitoxin, all of these complications were noted in many cases.

    Makers of Modern Medicine James J. Walsh
  • The physician's prayer is the diphtheria antitoxin, which in his hands is the life-saving device.

    The Necessity of Atheism Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • As an interne at a hospital during an epidemic of diphtheria he took a dose of diphtheria antitoxin for immunizing purposes.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh

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