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Definition: 'Universal Antidote'

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universal antidote

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a dated mixture of two parts activated charcoal, one part tannic acid, and one part magnesium oxide intended to be administered to patients who consumed poison. The mixture is ineffective and no longer used; activated charcoal is useful.



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