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cobra

 [ko´brah]
any of numerous extremely poisonous elapid snakes commonly found in Africa, Asia, and India. They are capable of expanding the neck region to form a hood, and have two comparatively short, erect, deep grooved fangs. A serum obtained from animals inoculated with cobra venom is used in counteracting the effects of the venom. Species include the Asian cobra and king cobra of Asia and the Egyptian cobra found throughout Africa and the Arabian peninsula. See also snakebite.
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co·bra

(kō'bră),
Snakes generally of the highly venomous snake genus, Naja (family Elapidae); six species are recognized, all African except for the Asiatic cobra; typical behavior includes spreading of the neck (hood), rearing one third of the body off the ground, and, in some species, the spitting of venom, which is primarily neurotoxic. There are also cobras that belong to the genera Pseudohaje, Hemachatus, and Ophiophagus.
[Port. snake, from L. coluber, snake]
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cobra

(kō′brə)
n.
Any of various venomous elapid snakes, especially of the genus Naja, that are native to Asia and Africa and are capable of expanding the skin of the neck to form a flattened hood.
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Effects of LD50 dose of Black Pakistani Cobra venom on Erythrogram in envenomated mice.
Cytotoxin lytic activity in synergy with various phospholipases of cobra venom was also reported (Chaim-Matyas et al.
An in-vitro study revealed that the cardiotoxin from cobra venom caused disintegration of the membrane structure of human erythrocytes, which potentiates the hydrolysis of phospholipids in the membrane by the phospholipase A2.
Fritzinger, "Cobra venom factor: structure, function, and humanization for therapeutic complement depletion," Toxicon, vol.
Manjunatha Kini, "Molecular isoforms of cobra venom factor-like proteins in the venom of Austrelaps superbus," Toxicon, vol.
Hosseini found inner peace by drinking a concoction of tea, milk, and cobra venom, which produced searing pain and death for several minutes.
has patented a method for identifying the active domain of Herpoxin, a DNA virus-inhibiting-protein which was isolated from cobra venom and has a molecular weight of 13.5 kDa, and a fragment of Herpoxin which contains the active domain and which we have named Herp.
Apparently these divinely inspired components can also neutralize cobra venom. Not having a cobra in the house, I couldn't test that claim.
Of the 22 cases analysed by the ELISA, 6 tested positive for cobra venom, while 8 cases tested positive for krait venom, the remaining specimens tested negative for both cobra and krait venom.
ReceptoPharm Inc., the drug-discovery holding of Nutra Pharma, is currently studying the effectiveness of Cobra Venom and Cobratoxin as treatments for Multiple Sclerosis, HIV, Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN), pain and rabies.
King cobra venom is apparently so potent it can kill in just 15 minutes.
In other tests, cobra venom that normally causes paralyzing, sustained contractions of chick-muscle tissue triggered only negligible contractions in the presence of the plant extracts.