- warding off poisoning or infection; antidotal; prophylactic.
- an alexipharmic agent, especially an internal antidote.
Origin of alexipharmic
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The cooling regimen as it is called, was substituted for the alexipharmic, in so far as regards light clothing and cool air.
When the substance was in repute as a medicine of the "alexipharmic" kind, the supply naturally came up to the demand.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
- acting as an antidote
- an antidote
C17: from Greek alexipharmakon antidote, from alexein to avert + pharmakon drug
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