Toxin - antitoxin reaction

Toxin - antitoxin reaction - interaction toxin with antibodies (antivenoms)contained in the specific antisyware. Toxins (see) and the antivenom (see) can connect in different proportions; formed complex can dissotsiiruut. Under certain conditions, the reaction occurs neutralization of the toxin. At the excess of toxin mix it with antitoxin may be toxic.
Toxin - antitoxin reaction strictly specific. This enables to use it for diagnostic purposes in the identification of toxins, pathogens of various infectious diseases (botulism diphtheria and others). For these purposes the study material is injected animal (experience); other animal enter the same material after treatment with antitoxin (control). The action of the toxin should be expressed only in the first of experimental animals. Toxin - antitoxin reaction in vitro can be observed in the form of precipitation (see).