Antivenin, also known as antivenom, is a medication used to counteract the effects of venom from snake, spider, or scorpion bites. The term "antivenin" is derived from the Latin word "venenum," which means poison. In contrast, the term "antidote" is an antonym of "antivenin" and refers to a substance that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of a poisonous substance. Other antonyms of "antivenin" are "toxin" and "venom," which both refer to the poisonous substance itself. It is important to seek medical attention immediately in the case of a venomous bite or sting and to follow the directions of healthcare professionals.
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