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3rd Feb '18 2:23:58 PM ProfessorDetective
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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Conan is given a kind of Chinese alcohol called baigar for his cold. It ends up temporarily canceling out the effects of [[FountainOfYouth Apotoxin]], making him a teenager again. Unfortunately, when he tries it again a few days later, [[ItOnlyWorksOnce it doesn't work]]--Dr. Agasa theorizes his body developed an immunity. [[spoiler:As later realized, the actual cure was the baigar in combination with a cold--even an artificially induced one.]]

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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Conan is given a kind of Chinese alcohol called baigar for his cold. It ends up temporarily canceling out the effects of [[FountainOfYouth Apotoxin]], making him a teenager again. Unfortunately, when he tries it again a few days later, [[ItOnlyWorksOnce it doesn't work]]--Dr. Agasa theorizes his body developed an immunity. [[spoiler:As later realized, the actual cure was the baigar in combination with a head cold--even an artificially induced artificially-induced one.]]
28th Jan '18 12:13:53 AM foxley
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* An episode of ''Series/MacGyver'' had Pete poisoned by prussic acid ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prussic_acid Hydrogen Cyanide]]) gas in a mall. Mac recognizes the poison by its [[BitterAlmonds distinctive almond smell]] and dashes toward a photo developer booth, whose printing machine contains [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_thiosulfate Sodium Thiosulfate]], an antidote for cyanide poisoning.

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* An episode of ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' had Pete poisoned by prussic acid ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prussic_acid Hydrogen Cyanide]]) gas in a mall. Mac recognizes the poison by its [[BitterAlmonds distinctive almond smell]] and dashes toward a photo developer booth, whose printing machine contains [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_thiosulfate Sodium Thiosulfate]], an antidote for cyanide poisoning.
17th Jun '17 6:45:23 PM TheWanderer
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* In ''Anime/NinjaScroll'', government spy Dakuan recruits MasterSwordsman Jubei through use of the PoisonAndCureGambit. Late in the movie he reveals that the "cure" is actually the third member of their group, PoisonousPerson Kagero. The poison that constantly circulates through her body and which can kill someone with minimal contact will neutralize the poison Jubei is suffering from. Somehow.
17th Jun '17 6:41:04 PM TheWanderer
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If it almost immediately cures the poison or disease, then it's also a MagicAntidote.

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If it almost immediately cures the poison or disease, then it's also a MagicAntidote.
MagicAntidote. Sometimes these antidotes are the key to surviving the SelfPoisoningGambit.
13th Jun '17 7:13:04 AM Medinoc
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* An episode of ''Series/SledgeHammer'' had the entire police station contaminated by a stolen bioweapon... only for the perpetually angry DaChief to realize he's unaffected. Turns out high blood pressure kills the disease.
13th Jun '17 7:04:39 AM Medinoc
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* In the ''Comicbook/{{Marsupilami}}'' book "Le Temple de Boavista", the antidote to the pyramid temple's glow-in-the-dark poison (stated to eventually cause death by laughter) is to ''climb up the pyramid''. [[spoiler:The altitude at the top kills the microfauna in the poison.]]
13th Jun '17 7:00:07 AM Medinoc
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* The ZombieApocalypse in ''Comicbook/TheSmurfs'' is cured by the polled of a specific flower; Papa Smurf discovers it by pure chance when he decides to feed a captured zombie fly with that flower.
13th Jun '17 6:55:52 AM Medinoc
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* In the ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' manga, Chitose (under a very complex example of BrainwashedAndCrazy) uses a special poppyseed to poison the entire Angel Troupe. After escaping and kidnapping Tact, it turns out that the antidote was an uncommon spice - that happened to be in the fried chicken Milfeulle had just made and they had all been eating. (In spite of one of the group supposedly being a religious Vegetarian.) Milfie's power is extreme luck, though, so...

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* In the ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' manga, Chitose (under a very complex example of BrainwashedAndCrazy) uses a special poppyseed to poison the entire Angel Troupe. After escaping and kidnapping Tact, it turns out that the antidote was an uncommon spice - that happened to be in the fried chicken Milfeulle had just made and they had all been eating. (In spite of one of the group supposedly being a religious Vegetarian.) [[BornLucky Milfie's power is extreme luck, luck]], though, so...
20th Mar '17 5:07:03 AM Escher
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* Before the discovery of vitamins, fresh foods (especially citrus) as a cure for scurvy and other deficiencies.

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* Before the discovery of vitamins, fresh foods (especially citrus) as were a cure for scurvy and other deficiencies.deficiencies often found in sailors. How bizarre this appeared to the people of the time can't be overstated. Today scurvy is a bit of a joke, but at the time it was a terrifying, horrible way to die, bleeding from every orifice, and nobody knew how to stop it. And then the solution turns out to be lemon juice (or oranges, or limes, but lemons have the highest vitamin-C-per-volume). It's a bit like finding out you can cure ebola by eating blueberry muffins. It was so insane that while James Lind discovered and published the cure in 1753, the British Royal Navy didn't actually start carrying citrus on their ships until just before 1800.
16th Aug '16 7:08:54 PM LordDynasmon
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* Ethylene glycol (frequently used as antifreeze) is moderately toxic. It's toxicity is mostly due to its metabolites, so the treatment is to saturate the enzyme that breaks it down with ethanol. Usually, it's administered intravenously, but if necessary it can be administered orally (as vodka, whiskey, or another strong spirit).

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* Ethylene glycol (frequently used as antifreeze) is moderately toxic. It's Its toxicity is mostly due to its metabolites, so the treatment is to saturate the enzyme that breaks it down with ethanol. Usually, it's administered intravenously, but if necessary it can be administered orally (as vodka, whiskey, or another strong spirit).
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