Russell's viper

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1. any snake of the viperid and crotalid families (the true vipers and the pit vipers).
2. a term sometimes used to refer to any venomous snake.
Old World viper true viper.
pit viper any of a family of venomous snakes found in North America including the many types of rattlesnakes (genera Crotalus and Sistrurus), as well as the copperheads and water moccasins (both of genus Agkistrodon).
Russell's viper Vipera russellii, a true viper of Southeast Asia whose venom (Russell's viper venom) is used in blood tests.
true viper any of a large family of venomous snakes found in Africa, parts of Europe, Asia, and adjacent islands, but not in the Americas or Australia; it includes cobras and adders, among others. Called also Old World viper, viperid, and viperine.

Russell's viper

A venomous snake (Daboia russelii) of South and Southeast Asia, characterized by large black-ringed spots on yellow, tan, or light brown skin.
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1 of Russell's viper venom as antigen (1 [mu]g/l 00 [mu]l/well) diluted in phosphate buffered saline (pH 7.
The abilities of PLE-treated mice serum and piperine-treated mice serum to effectively neutralize Russell's viper venom may be due to the fact that snake venom components, PLE and piperine share common epitopes.
Somewhere between 40 and 70 milligrams of Russell's viper venom is usually enough to kill a person.
Russell's viper venom can also affect the pituitary gland, the small pea-sized organ involved in hormone production.
The company's UK operations director Mr Neil Grumbridge said: "We had a call to say somebody had been bitten by a Russell's viper.
Q Do you have a reference or a procedure for the dilute Russell's viper venom tests (dRVVT)?

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