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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Snake venom metalloproteases and PLA2 are poor immunogenic and fast-acting toxins, making complete inhibition of local effects in a clinical setting very difficult (22).
Kini, "Serine proteases affecting blood coagulation and fibrinolysis from snake venoms," Pathophysiology of Haemostasis and Thrombosis, vol.
Koh, "Metalloproteases Affecting Blood Coagulation, Fibrinolysis and Platelet Aggregation from Snake Venoms: Definition and Nomenclature of Interaction Sites," Toxins, vol.
There are several reports in the literature on the antibacterial activity of snake venom against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria (Lu et al., 2002; Stabeli et al., 2004; Klein et al., 2015), including Bacillus subtilis, Sarcina spp., Escherichia coli and S.
In recent years, a number of snake venom proteins that interfere with platelet function have been identified.
[25] SERRANO, S.M.; SHANNON, J.D.; WANG, D.; CAMARGO, A.C.; FOX, J.W.A multifaceted analysis of viperid snake venoms by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis: an approach to understanding venom proteomics.Proteomics.
Snake venom metalloproteinases: their role in pathogenesis of local tissue damage.
An increase in the ALT in present study affirms that hepatic damage takes place with most of snake venoms.
Snake venom causes painful injury or death to humans.
Concurrently other enzymes in snake venom like phospholipases proteases cardiotoxin and cytotoxic peptides assist in cell necrosis lead to liberation of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) (Alirol et al.
A glycoprotein from a folk medicinal plant, Withania somnifera, inhibits hyaluronidase activity of snake venoms. Comp.