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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

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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.
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The pulmonary tissue of all regional envenomed mice contained the vascular anomalies mediated by cobra venom metalloproteinases, the capillary congestion, irregular capillary endothelium, arteritis, and alveolar haemorrhage.
As cobra venom is elapid venom, cobra venom induced nephrotoxicity can also be applied with the above-mentioned mechanisms.
Many studies with similar observations unveil cobra venom [PLA.sub.2] as the etiology for this hepatic damage [12, 53].
Table II.- Changes in kidney oxidant/antioxidant state of rats induced by Egyptian cobra venom after 4 h.
In the present investigation we explored the systemic physio-pathological changes induced by the Egyptian cobra venom in kidney as a vital organ.
Expression of p53 as proapoptotic protein was significantly activated by Egyptian cobra venom. Moreover our results showed that caspase-3 was most potently activated by the venom.
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