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adder

 
any of numerous venomous elapid and viperine snakes; the death adder is found in Australia and New Guinea and the puff adder is found in Africa and Arabia. See also snakebite.

ad·der

(ad'ĕr),
Common name for many members of the family Viperidae (the vipers), applied to several genera, although true adders are of the genus Vipera.
[M.E. naddre, fr. O.E. nāedre]

adder

(ăd′ər)
n.
1. Any of several venomous snakes, especially a viper of the subfamily Viperinae.
2. Any of several nonvenomous snakes, such as the hognose snake, often believed to be harmful.
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The swelling on his right leg and chest, as well as the fact that he had been walking through a field that morning, led us to suspect he had been bitten by an adder.
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Statistics show most dogs bitten by adders survive, with one study suggesting less than one in 20 treated dogs died as a result of a bite.
Sam Langdon, South and West Wales Amphibian and Reptile Group secretary, says: "If people go to our beauty spots where there is adder habitat, such as sand dunes and lowland heath - gorse, bracken and heather landscapes - they just need to be alert.
If the adder venom is absorbed into the rest of the body it can cause a widespread inflammatory reaction leading to symptoms such as lethargy, fever, increased heart and respiratory rates, drooling, vomiting and a wobbly gait.
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Over a 12-year period, four of the 14 cases of berg adder envenomation dealt with by the TPIC have been from the Betty's Bay region.