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snake

 [snāk]
any of many limbless reptiles; numerous species have venomous bites. See also snakebite.
coral snake any of various venomous pit vipers of the genera Micrurus and Micruroides; called also harlequin snake.
harlequin snake coral snake.

snake

(snāk),
An elongated, limbless, scaly reptile of the suborder Ophidia.

snake

(snāk)
n.
Any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous squamate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes (or Ophidia), having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and flexible jaws.

snake

Trivial name for limbless members of suborder Ophidia, of medical interest, primarily because snakes have poisonous venom containing hemotoxins and/or neurotoxins; venomous North American snakes belong to either the viper family Crotilidae–rattlesnake, copperhead, water moccasin, or to Elapidae, coral snakes, related to cobras and kraits–India, Southeast Asia, and mambas, brown, black, tiger snakes of Australia; others–eg, constrictors encircle prey and asphyxiate; pet snakes are associated with infections: Aeromonas hydrophila, Edwardsiella tarda, E coli, mesocestoidiasis, Morganella morganii, Mycobacterium ulcerans, Ophionyssus natricis infestation, pentastosomiasis, Proteus vulgaris, Providencia spp, Q fever, salmonellosis, sparganosis. See Sea snake Vox populi A derogatory term for a ne'er-do-well–eg, lawyer, ex-spouse, etc.
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The rescuers then said they believed the eggs belonged to the deadly brown snake - one of the most venomous brown snakes in the world.
"We hope that by providing someone unlucky in love the opportunity to name WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo's very own brown snake after their ex, we can give them something else to celebrate on Valentine's Day this year," the zoo's general manager, Mark Connolly, said.
In one case series study in human brown snake envenomations across Australia there was no difference in clinical signs, severity of disease, or deaths when cohorts of cases from various regions were compared [86].
Mr X did not realise that the Eastern Brown snake has rather small fangs and often leaves barely a trace that its prey has been bitten, while it has potentially injected a potent concentration of toxic, rapid-acting venom (WCH, 2014).
(14.) Thrombotic miroangiopathy from Australian brown snake (Pseudonaja) envenoming, G.K.Isbister, et al Internal Medicine Journal 2007; 37: 523-528.
Robert Reed, the project leader of brown snake research for the U.S.
"We were at Robin Falls, near Darwin, in August when I was bitten by a three-foot Australian brown snake," recalled Jayne.
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Quickly applying a nitric oxide-producing ointment near the bite site slows the spread of some venoms, including the notorious eastern brown snake's, the researchers report online June 26 in Nature Medicine.
The small number of brown snake observations is likely a function of their diminutive size and, perhaps, their proclivity to remain hidden beneath cover.
The following month Halford personally treated a snakebite victim with ammonia when the stationmaster in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick was bitten on the right hand by a brown snake. When he failed to respond to remedies such as galvanism, Halford's assistance was quickly sought.