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scor·pi·on

(skōr'pē-ŏn),
A member of the order Scorpionida; includes the devil scorpion, Vejovis, and the hairy scorpion, Hadrurus.
[G. skorpios]
Drug slang A regionally popular street term for cocaine
Medical entomology A nocturnal arachnid found mostly in tropical and subtropical zones and in some temperate regions; scorpions most common in the US are Centruroides gertschi and C sculpturatus, which cause systemic disease through the cholinergic effects of their venom

scorpion

Medical entomology A nocturnal arachnid native to the hot, dry regions of the southwestern US and Mexico–the spp in Mexico are more toxic; scorpions most common in the US are Centruroides gertschi and C sculpturatus, which cause systemic disease through the cholinergic effects of their venom. See Scorpion sting.
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Hesitating, and with a dubious expression etched on his face, the frog said, 'Well now, Mr Scorpion. How do I know that if I help you, you won't sting me and kill me?'
He also blamed the airline crew for their delayed response, which gave the scorpion enough time to disappear into the plane's plastic fittings.
The second part of our study was a survey conducted to evaluate physicians' knowledge regarding the management of scorpion stings in EDs at two different tertiary hospitals in Muscat (SQUH and Royal Hospital) and a secondary hospital (Armed Forces Hospital).
Yellow scorpion (Leiurus quinquestriatus ), also known as deathstalker is a species of scorpion, a member of the Buthidae family.
MATLAB script was used to determine the X and Y coordinates of the location of each scorpion based on the centroid of blob generated by the frame-by-frame subtraction.
A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "The advice we have accessed from Toxbase (National Poisons Information Service) is for anyone with a scorpion sting to be assessed and monitored at hospital."
"I captured live visuals of a black, giant and poisonous scorpion giving babies.
It all depends on the size of the scorpion and the broker's offer, he said.
As a result of the acquisition, Szypula and the entire Driven Local team will join Scorpion. Driven Local's offices in Islandia, New York and Denver, Colorado will add to Scorpion's national physical presence, in addition to their offices in Valencia, California and Dallas, Texas.
For recording the foraging activity of scorpions in the laboratory, common prey items i.e., grasshopper nymphs and adults, Acrida conica (Fabricius, 1781) (Orthoptera: Acrididae); houseflies, Musca domestica (Linnaeus, 1758) (Diptera: Muscidae); lycosid spiders, Pardosa sumatrana (Thorell, 1890) (Araneae: Lycosidae); moths, Manduca quinquemaculata (Haworth, 1803) (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae); and house crickets, Acheta domestica (Linnaeus, 1758) (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) were collected from scorpion habitats.