How Antivenom Stops Venom From Killing You

You know that if you're bitten by a venomous snake, you need to seek medical attention so you can get antivenom as soon as possible. (Please don't try to suck the venom out.) But how exactly does this seemingly miraculous solution work? Find out in the video below.

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Written by Curiosity Staff January 11, 2017

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