- a serum containing antibodies, as antitoxins or agglutinins, obtained by inoculation of animals and used for injection into other animals to provide immunity to a specific disease.
Origin of antiserum
Related Words for antiserumantibody, antiserum, agglutinin, agglutinogen, vaccine, antigen, antibiotic, medicine, antiseptic, serum, preventive, antivenin, immunizer, immunotoxin, counteractant, counteragent, neutralizer
Examples from the Web for antiserum
Historical Examples of antiserum
The antiserum used for the precipitin reaction was obtained by treating a rabbit with human blood serum.The Organism as a Whole
The Libby Photronreflectometer was used to measure the turbidities developed by the interaction of antigen and antiserum.
In every series of tests the amount of antiserum was held constant and the amount of antigen was varied.
More than two series, however, resulted in little or no improvement of the reactivity of the antiserum.
- blood serum containing antibodies against a specific antigen, used to treat or provide immunity to a disease
- A serum containing antibodies that are specific for one or more antigens.immune serum
- Human or animal serum containing one or more antibodies that are specific for one or more antigens and are administered to confer immunity. The antibodies in an antiserum result from previous immunization or exposure to an agent of disease. See also acquired immunity.