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cobra

 [ko´brah]
any of numerous extremely poisonous elapid snakes commonly found in Africa, Asia, and India. They are capable of expanding the neck region to form a hood, and have two comparatively short, erect, deep grooved fangs. A serum obtained from animals inoculated with cobra venom is used in counteracting the effects of the venom. Species include the Asian cobra and king cobra of Asia and the Egyptian cobra found throughout Africa and the Arabian peninsula. See also snakebite.

co·bra

(kō'bră),
Snakes generally of the highly venomous snake genus, Naja (family Elapidae); six species are recognized, all African except for the Asiatic cobra; typical behavior includes spreading of the neck (hood), rearing one third of the body off the ground, and, in some species, the spitting of venom, which is primarily neurotoxic. There are also cobras that belong to the genera Pseudohaje, Hemachatus, and Ophiophagus.
[Port. snake, from L. coluber, snake]

cobra

/co·bra/ (ko´brah) any of several extremely poisonous elapid snakes commonly found in Africa, Asia, and India, which are capable of expanding the neck region to form a hood and have two comparatively short, erect, deep grooved fangs. Most inject venom by biting but some species, spitting c's, can eject a fine spray of venom several meters and cause severe eye irritation or blindness.

cobra

(kō′brə)
n.
Any of various venomous elapid snakes, especially of the genus Naja, that are native to Asia and Africa and are capable of expanding the skin of the neck to form a flattened hood.

cobra

[kō′brä]
any of numerous extremely poisonous elapid snakes commonly found in Africa, Asia, and India. They are capable of expanding the neck region to form a hood and have two comparatively short, erect, deep grooved fangs. A serum obtained from animals inoculated with cobra venom is used in counteracting the effects of the venom. Species include the Asian cobra and king cobra of Asia and the Egyptian cobra found throughout Africa and the Arabian peninsula. See also snakebite.

COBRA

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Cardiology COmparison of Balloon vs. Rotational Angioplasty. A clinical trial comparing 2 methods of managing complex coronary lesions
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Managed care Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985. A federal act which requires employers to offer employee health coverage under the employer's group health plan for a period of time after a spouse’s death, job loss, work hour reduction, or divorce, allowing them to purchase continuation of health care coverage under the group’s medical plan Managed Care Contracting Handbook, McGraw-Hill, 1996

COBRA

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COBRA,

COBRA

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Acronym for U.S. federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, which allowed fired workers to continue with group health insurance coverage for a period.

cobra

a venomous snake of the family Elapidae. Called also Naja spp.

cobra venom
a component, cobra venom factor, causes depletion of complement and is used experimentally to reproduce genetic complement deficiencies. Pharmaceutical preparations have been used intralesionally in acral lick dermatitis to cause a local hypalgesia.
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Immunoanalysis of specimens (skin/skin scrapings, blood/serum) collected from 22 human snake-bite victims during rainy season revealed cobra venom in 6 specimens (2 males, 4 females), while krait venom was detected in 8 (5 males, 3 females); the remaining samples were negative for both cobra and krait venom.
To verify this hypothesis, we performed a platelet treatment with the cobra venom metalloprotease mocarhagin, which cleaves GpIba.
For the past 10 years, we have allocated significant time and resources to the study of peptides from cobra venom for the treatment of several indications, including pain," explained Dr.
Patents for the use of cobra venom in the treatment of pain have been issued in the United States and India.
Antagonism of viper and cobra venom, antiserum action potentiation and the antioxidant property of the active compound(s) were also studied in experimental animals.
What differentiates Cobroxin from other current analgesics is that it uses a novel mechanism of action discovered from cobra venom peptides for treating pain without the negative side effects observed in current opiate-based analgesics and those containing acetaminophen," explained Dr.
We are pleased to see continuing publications on the uses of cobra venom and cobra venom components," explained Rik J Deitsch, Chairman and CEO of Nutra Pharma Corporation.
The poison is twice as deadly as cobra venom and there is no known antidote.
In Preparation for Entering the Analgesic Market, ReceptoPharm Has Filed a Patent Application for a New Oral Formulation of Cobra Venom and a New Method for Oral Delivery of Cobra Venom Aimed at Treating Pain.
He was nearly killed twice during the Iran-Iraq war, and to conquer fear of death, he was asked by his master in India to drink cobra venom tea so that he would die.
A RUSSIAN scientist claims downing a cocktail of cobra venom, vodka and sugar three times a week keeps him young.
This is not to be confused, by the way, with cobra venom, a natural substance that performs the same function, for possession of which Patrick Biancone, another member of America's training elite, is currently serving a suspension.