Russell viper


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Rus·sell vi·per

(rŭs'ĕl),
characteristically marked, highly venomous snake (Vipera russellii) of southeastern Asia. The venom is coagulant in action and is used locally in a 1:10,000 solution for the arrest of hemorrhage in hemophilia.

Russell,

Patrick, Irish physician in India, 1727-1805.
Russell viper - characteristically marked, highly venomous snake of southeastern Asia. Synonym(s): daboia
Russell viper venom - used as a coagulant in the arrest of hemorrhage from accessible sites in hemophilia.
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The use of the dilute Russell viper venom time for the diagnosis of lupus anticoagulants.
Kaolin clotting time and dilute Russell viper venom time distinguish between prothromb-independent and beta 2-glycoprotein I-dependent anti phospholipid antibodies.
Heterogeneity of Russell viper venom affects the sensitivity of the dilute Russell viper venom time to lupus anticoagulants.
The importance of locally derived reference ranges and standardized calculation of dilute Russell viper venom time re sults in screening for lupus anticoagulant.
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Russell Vipers kill more people in Asia than any other snake - hundreds in Sri Lanka alone.