snake venom

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Venom from poisonous snakes—e.g., water moccasins, cobras, coral snakes, rattlesnakes, etc.—which some health fraudsters claim is useful for arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions
Adverse effects Blurred vision, headaches, vertigo, possibly death

snake venom

The poisonous secretion of the labial glands of certain snakes. Venoms contain proteins, chiefly toxins and enzymes, which are responsible for their toxicity. They are classified as neurocytolysins, hemolysins, hemocoagulins, proteolysins, and cytolysins on the basis of the effects produced.
See also: venom
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When Sarah moved into the small house in Rumsey, someone said, "she has that white snake poison. That old ancestor of hers didn't sell it all.
When a snake bites, its antidote is also snake poison," Sidhu said, justifying his take on the matter regarding dialogue between the two countries.
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Tim says there are other positive side effects to regularly injecting himself with snake poison, and that he now rarely succumbs to illness and no longer suffers from the allergies he had as a youth.
And they did not have to play alongside Lomana LuaLua, the snake-hipped, Congolese ball-juggler, who could dribble around dust particles but would rather quaff snake poison than pass.
According to the priests, the medicine develops a resistance against the snake poison in the body and has been a part of their tradition, which has been passed on from their forefathers.
SNAKE poison could soon be used in the treatment of heart disease, strokes and cancer.