snake venom(redirected from Snake poison)
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Adverse effects Blurred vision, headaches, vertigo, possibly death
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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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