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Antibody-containing derivative of whole blood that possesses an ability to bind to as well as inactivate substances such as toxins.

Antiserum an be used both in characterization of antigens and in the treatment of disease, particularly such as by inactivating exotoxins.

Antiserum, if for no other reason than historical, is typically used to describe polyclonal antibodies, that is, as derived from serum, rather than monoclonal antibodies.