Sentence Examples

  • The antidote for severe widow spider bites is a substance called antivenin, which contains antibodies taken from the blood serum of horses injected with spider venom.
  • However, coral snake envenomations and the more dangerous rattlesnake envenomations require antivenin, sometimes in large amounts.
  • Minor rattlesnake envenomations can be successfully treated without antivenin, as can copperhead and watermoccasin bites.
  • An antivenin for brown spider bites exists as well, but it is not readily available in the United States.
  • Fortunately, the effects of some snake bites can be counteracted with antivenin.

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