Antidotes are sexy. We see it in James Bond and Indiana Jones movies: the hero has been slipped a lethal poison (usually, while wearing a tuxedo) and just in the nick of time swallows a vial of mysterious liquid that allows him to continue to save the day.
The word antidote can be described as the opposite or antonym of ‘poison.’ It comes from the Greek word antidoton, meaning ‘to give against’. A common misconception about antidotes is that every poison has one. Read more »