Venomous Animals and Their Toxins

In this regard this book is also directed to physi cians, biologists and chemists to give them an introduc tion in this important and interesting field. New aspects of treatment of envenomations are reported.

Author: G. Habermehl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642886058

Category: Medical

Page: 198

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Venomous Animals have been a threat to man at all times, in the warm and wilder regions more than in the temperate areas. People in especially dangerous regions know about these risks and live accordingly. However, with modern tourism and nearly unlimited travel oppor tunities more and more people without experience and knowledge about venomous animals come into contact with them; this book is intended to provide these people with an introduction to the subject. Venomous animals, their habits, their whole ecology and their venoms have been the object or research since the beginning of this century; truly intensive work, how ever, first started about thirty years ago. Medical treat ment therefore has been changed by new insights in the mechanism of action and the constituents of the various venoms. In this regard this book is also directed to physi cians, biologists and chemists to give them an introduc tion in this important and interesting field. New aspects of treatment of envenomations are reported. This book cannot replace bigger textbooks and monographs - they are cited in the references - but it gives an overview and an entry into this field. The original German edition was written at the request of colleagues and students of medicine, biology and chemistry as well as frequent travellers in tropical countries. It was sold out within eight months, thus showing that it really filled a gap.
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Evolution of Venomous Animals and Their Toxins

In recent years, the field of Toxinology has expanded substantially. On the one hand it studies venomous animals, plants and micro organisms in detail to understand their mode of action on targets.

Author: P. Gopalakrishnakone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 940076457X

Category: Medical

Page: 550

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In recent years, the field of Toxinology has expanded substantially. On the one hand it studies venomous animals, plants and micro organisms in detail to understand their mode of action on targets. While on the other, it explores the biochemical composition, genomics and proteomics of toxins and venoms to understand their three interaction with life forms (especially humans), development of antidotes and exploring their pharmacological potential. Therefore, Toxinology has deep linkages with biochemistry, molecular biology, anatomy and pharmacology. In addition, there is a fast developing applied subfield, clinical toxinology, which deals with understanding and managing medical effects of toxins on human body. Given the huge impact of toxin-based deaths globally, and the potential of venom in generation of drugs for so-far incurable diseases (for example, Diabetes, Chronic Pain), the continued research and growth of the field is imminent. This has led to the growth of research in the area and the consequent sc
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Poisonous and Venomous Marine Animals of the World

This is a definitive work in an important but neglected area of biology, and this treatise will be a major reference source for decades.

Author: Bruce W. Halstead

Publisher: Darwin Press, Incorporated

ISBN: MINN:31951000460585V

Category: Nature

Page: 1168

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A complete survey of a broad field of science dating back to the dawn of history is rarely attempted in the day, but the present work is an example of such a study. The scope of this work is truly comprehensive, and an effort has been made to include references to all published work which has appeared since antiquity. Persons carrying out research on these animals and their toxins know well the difficulties of surveying the literature, difficulties due in part to the appearance of much important information in sources other than research publications. There are a host of poisonous and venomous animals known to be capable of inflicting severe injuries in man, and yet chemical and pharmacological studies are nonexistent. Possible roles of most of these toxins in the ecology of the animals have not been investigated in spite of the obvious importance of this aspect. This is a definitive work in an important but neglected area of biology, and this treatise will be a major reference source for decades.
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Australian Animal Toxins

This second edition of Australian Animal Toxins provides a comprehensive and up to date review of every venomous and poisonous creature in Australia that poses a threat to man or beast. Both terrestrial and marine creatures are discussed.

Author: Struan K. Sutherland

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: CORNELL:31924002787855

Category: Bites and stings

Page: 556

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This second edition of Australian Animal Toxins provides a comprehensive and up to date review of every venomous and poisonous creature in Australia that poses a threat to man or beast. Both terrestrial and marine creatures are discussed.
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Bibliography of Venomous and Poisonous Marine Animals and Their Toxins

This bibliography includes a list of the titles and citations of most of the papers on the subject of venomous and poisonous marine organisms and their toxins published before 1981.

Author: Findlay E. Russell

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822016273823

Category: Marine toxins

Page: 416

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This bibliography includes a list of the titles and citations of most of the papers on the subject of venomous and poisonous marine organisms and their toxins published before 1981. It contains 6,779 citations listed by major phyletic group (principally by phylum). Also included is an author index.
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Venomous Reptiles and Their Toxins

encounter venomous reptiles. In any interaction between a venomous reptile and a human, there are several options: • Leave the animal alone. • Translocate the animal within its estimated home range. • Translocate the animal outside its ...

Author: Bryan Fry

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199309399

Category: Science

Page: 546

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Venom research and technology has advanced greatly, rapidly transforming our knowledge of reptile venoms. Research advances, like the development of molecular systematics, provide the framework necessary to reconstruct the evolutionary history of glands and fangs. Such research developments have expanded our understanding of venom's evolution and its usefulness in therapeutic development. The results of this punctuated toxin molecular evolutionary expansion include protein neofunctionalization. While these changes may impact antivenom efficacy, this molecular diversity also facilitates their usefulness in the development of novel drug therapies. Venomous Reptiles And Their Toxins brings together the world's leading toxinologists in this comprehensive study of the entire scope of reptile venoms, from clinical effects to evolution to drug design and development. The book contains detailed applied chapters on clinical care of the envenomed patient, ineffective traditional or modern remedies, occupational considerations involved in the maintenance of institutional venomous reptile collections, veterinary care for venomous reptiles and research methods used in venom research. This book also devotes a chapter to each toxin class found in reptile venoms, detailing the full trajectory of research on the peptide or protein in question. These chapters discuss each toxin's respective role in the envenomation process through to how each has been explored for their biomedical potential. This book is a unique resource for anyone working with venomous reptiles.
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Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms and Poisons

The Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms is the first concise, one-volume book devoted to this important subject.

Author: Julian White

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351443142

Category: Medical

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The Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms is the first concise, one-volume book devoted to this important subject. The editors are internationally recognized authorities in the biology and clinical aspects of venomous and poisonous animals, and the chapter authors are world leaders in their respective fields of toxicology. All aspects of the topic are covered including information on the biology and taxonomy of poisonous animals, their venom or poison, diagnosis, and general treatment principles and specific treatment. The most up-to-date list of available antivenoms is provided. Coverage of venomous and poisonous animals is comprehensive, with thorough discussions on shellfish poisoning, ciguatera, fugu, coelenterates, stingrays, venous fish, blue-ringed octopus, sea-snakes, scorpions, spiders, insects, and gila lizards. Individual chapters focus on snakes and snakebite in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, Central America, and South America. Nearly all clinical chapters have been written by clinicians with extensive experience treating the particular type of animal envenoming or poisoning under consideration. No other book brings together such a wealth of information in this field, and no other book provides it in a format useful to clinicians charged with the responsibility of treating envenomed or poisoned patients. The Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms is an essential addition to all medical libraries, emergency departments, toxicology departments, poison information centers, and invaluable to all professionals working in these fields.
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