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snakebite medicine

dated slang Hard alcohol, especially whiskey. From the (false) folk remedy of drinking alcohol in order to slow one's metabolism after being bitten by a venomous snake, thus reducing the amount of venom that is able to circulate in one's body. My granddad always carried a little flask around with him, and whenever I asked him what he drank out of it, he'd wink and say, "Snakebite medicine." He was so full of snakebite medicine that you could practically smell him from across the room.
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snakebite medicine

Inf. inferior whiskey; strong whiskey; homemade whiskey. That old-time snakebite medicine is good for what ails you. snakebite medicine is a tremendous protection against snakebites if you can get the snake to drink the stuff before it bites you.
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snakebite medicine

n. inferior whiskey; strong whiskey; homemade whiskey. Snakebite medicine is a tremendous protection against snakebites if you can get the snake to drink the stuff before it tries to bite you.
See also: medicine
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'It will be cheap, compared to what is being sold to Nigerians right now and it will be available to the rural population who are usually the victims of snakebite,' he said.
In Kenya, there are several regions considered snakebite hotspots particularly the arid and semi-arid counties, namely Baringo, Kilifi, Kitui, Turkana, Mandera, and Wajir, which are battling water scarcity.
"We are cautiously optimistic that the WHO's snakebite strategy could be a turning point in tackling this disease and governments, donor and other stakeholders must not squander this, but instead provide concrete political and financial support to ensure its success," Julien Potet, a policy advisor to Doctors without Borders said. 
Among all snakebite patients, 82 patients (65.6%) received antivenom [Table 2].
She said that despite the death of five people due to snakebite the government has yet to take a remedial step.
Citizens maintained that snakebites claimed several lives over the past few years.
But it is also partly down to the reputation snakebite gained as a drink that could have dire consequences for whoever downed more than one.
Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) has received a patent for an invention to treat local haemorrhage and oedema caused by snakebites. The invention, 'Method of making an Ajwa date-based treatment for snake envenomation' is the result of more than ten years of research by Dr Sidgi Syed Anwar Hassan and Prof Ali Abdullah Hassan al Jabri from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Immunology division.
Several clinical case reports have demonstrated that HBO adjuvant therapy for snakebite could significantly shorten the disease duration and improve the systemic poison symptoms and prognosis.[16],[17] However, whether HBO could improve the repair of brain tissue after snakebite poisoning is yet to be determined.
Wright's three-dart average and checkout percentage were nothing special in that opening contest, and Raymond van Barneveld's win over Dave Chisnall boasted better numbers, but Snakebite wasn't hard pushed in that match and there is likely to be improvement to come.
A lonely wife starts texting a sympathetic male friend; broken hedge and an engraved invitation for snakebite.
et al., "Central retinal artery occlusion: an unusual complication of snakebite," Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases, Botucatu, vol.
Snakebite envenomation is a neglected tropical disease that causes more than 100,000 deaths every year [1, 2].
IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW the various snakebite symptoms in case you need to take action in a quick manner.