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Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles

Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles
  • Author : Stephen P. Mackessy
  • Publsiher : CRC Press
  • Release : 19 April 2016
  • ISBN : 9781420008661
  • Pages : 528 pages
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The Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles offers "one-stop shopping" to all biologists, biochemists, toxicologists, physicians, clinicians, and epidemiologists, and informed laypersons interested in the biology of venomous reptiles, the biochemistry and molecular biology of venoms, and the effects and treatment of human envenomation. This book examines the topic generally, provides an overview of the current taxonomy of these reptiles, explains the similarities and differences in the venom delivery apparatus in different groups of reptiles, reviews state-of-the-art knowledge about specific venom components and their action, and summarizes effects of envenomation and treatment in humans on different continents. Produced by leading toxinologists, biologists, biochemists, and physicians from 12 countries, the book provides a broad, international perspective that bridges divergent areas in modern biology. A synthesis of current knowledge about venoms and venomous reptiles, it contains a wealth of illustrations, including an 8-page color insert, that present a view of reptile toxinology from the whole animal to the glands producing venoms to the molecular models and the mechanisms of actions of the toxins themselves. The book provides a context for understanding the range of activities present in venoms and supplies detailed information on many enzymes and toxins found in them, bringing into focus the worldwide extent of the occurrence and complexity of human envenomations by reptiles. It explores the unique and interesting results produced by collaborations between specialists from very different fields and how they can stimulate new and continued interest in research on venoms and the animals that produce them.


Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles

Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles
  • Author : Stephen P. Mackessy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 19 April 2016
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles

The Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles offers "one-stop shopping" to all biologists, biochemists, toxicologists, physicians, clinicians, and epidemiologists, and informed laypersons interested in the biology of venomous reptiles, the biochemistry and molecular biology of venoms, and the effects and treatment of human envenomation. This book examines the topic generally, provides an overview of the current taxonomy of these reptiles, explains the similarities and differences in the venom delivery apparatus in different groups of reptiles, reviews state-of-the-art knowledge about




Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms and Poisons

Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms and Poisons
  • Author : Julian White,Jurg Meier
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 22 November 2017
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The Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms is the first concise, one-volume book devoted to this important subject. The editors are internationally recognized authorities in the biology and clinical aspects of venomous and poisonous animals, and the chapter authors are world leaders in their respective fields of toxicology. All aspects of the topic are covered including information on the biology and taxonomy of poisonous animals, their venom or poison, diagnosis, and general treatment principles and specific treatment. The most


Clinical Toxinology in Asia Pacific and Africa

Clinical Toxinology in Asia Pacific and Africa
  • Author : P. Gopalakrishnakone,M. A. Faiz,Ravindra Fernando,Christeine Ariaranee Gnanathasan,Abdulrazaq Garba Habib,Chen-Chang Yang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 12 March 2015
GET THIS BOOKClinical Toxinology in Asia Pacific and Africa

Clinical toxinologic conditions are becoming increasingly frequent, more so than is generally recognized. The conditions comprise of clinical aspects such as the diagnosis, management, and prevention of snakebite envenoming, scorpion sting, mushroom toxins, plant toxins, and other natural toxins. Clinical toxinology also deals with the ecology, epidemiology, regional differences, and varieties of fauna accounting for different envenoming manifestations. This handbook includes 30 chapters addressing various topics on clinical toxinology such as the epidemiology and management of snakebites in different Asian and


Australia's Dangerous Snakes

Australia's Dangerous Snakes
  • Author : Peter Mirtschin,Arne Rasmussen,Scott Weinstein
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Release : 01 November 2017
GET THIS BOOKAustralia's Dangerous Snakes

Australia’s venomous snakes are widely viewed as the world’s most deadly and are regarded with cautious curiosity, fascination and, regrettably, fear. Australia’s Dangerous Snakes examines the biology, natural history, venom properties and bite treatment of medically important venomous marine and terrestrial snakes. It contains comprehensive identification profiles for each species, supported by keys and photographs. In addition to their medical importance, the environmental roles of these snakes and the threats that are causing the decline of many


“Venomous Bites from Non-Venomous Snakes

“Venomous Bites from Non-Venomous Snakes
  • Author : Scott A Weinstein,David A. Warrell,Julian White,Daniel E Keyler
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 20 June 2011
GET THIS BOOK“Venomous Bites from Non-Venomous Snakes

This book is the first significant contribution to thoroughly examine the potential hazards associated with snakes of the former family, Colubridae. This family contained >65% of living snake species (approximately 3,000 taxa) and has recently been split into multiple families. Many of these snakes produce oral secretions that contain toxins and other biologically-active substances. A large variety of these snakes figure in the pet industry, yet little documented information or formal study of their potential medical importance has been published. Therefore, although


Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Neuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology
  • Author : Oscar H. Del Brutto,Hector H. Garcia
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 03 July 2013
GET THIS BOOKNeuroparasitology and Tropical Neurology

Cysticercosis, an infection caused by the cystic larvae of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium, is one of the most frequent parasitic infections of the human nervous system (neurocysticercosis). It is endemic in most of Latin America, the sub-Saharan Africa, and vast parts of Asia, including the Indian subcontinent. It has also been increasingly diagnosed in developed countries because of migration of people from endemic zones and exposure in travelers. The life cycle involves the development of the adult tapeworm in


Toxicology Handbook

Toxicology Handbook
  • Author : Lindsay Murray,Mark Little,Ovidiu Pascu,Kerry Anne Hoggett
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 10 October 2015
GET THIS BOOKToxicology Handbook

Toxicology Handbook is a practical evidence-based guide on the care of the poisoned patient. This concise text is informed by the latest clinical research and takes a rigorous and structured risk assessment-based approach to decision making in the context of clinical toxicology. It assists the clinician to quickly find information on poisons, toxins, antidotes, envenomings and antivenoms and determine the appropriate treatment for the acutely poisoned patient. Guides clinicians through drug administration and treatment Includes 'handy tips' and 'pitfalls' Incorporates


Venomous Reptiles and Their Toxins

Venomous Reptiles and Their Toxins
  • Author : Bryan Fry
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 06 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKVenomous Reptiles and Their Toxins

Venom research and technology has advanced greatly, rapidly transforming our knowledge of reptile venoms. Research advances, like the development of molecular systematics, provide the framework necessary to reconstruct the evolutionary history of glands and fangs. Such research developments have expanded our understanding of venom's evolution and its usefulness in therapeutic development. The results of this punctuated toxin molecular evolutionary expansion include protein neofunctionalization. While these changes may impact antivenom efficacy, this molecular diversity also facilitates their usefulness in the development


Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook

Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook
  • Author : Donald C. Plumb
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 21 February 2018
GET THIS BOOKPlumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook

Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook, Ninth Edition updates the most complete, detailed, and trusted source of drug information relevant to veterinary medicine. Provides a fully updated edition of the classic veterinary drug handbook, with carefully curated dosages per indication for clear guidance on selecting a dose Features 16 new drugs Offers an authoritative, complete reference for detailed information about animal medication Designed to be used every day in the fast-paced veterinary setting Includes dosages for a wide range of species, including


Venomous Snakes of the World

Venomous Snakes of the World
  • Author : Department of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 01 September 2013
GET THIS BOOKVenomous Snakes of the World

Originally published in 1962, and fully updated and colorized by Scott Shupe, Poisonous Snakes of the World is the perfect practical guide to not only snake bite survival, but to understand and identifying every venomous snake on the planet. Even if no life hangs in the balance, this manual is a great reference guide for the outdoors enthusiast, the reptile lover, or anyone with a thirst for pragmatic, how-to knowledge. With this comprehensive edition, you will be armed with one of



Snake Venoms

Snake Venoms
  • Author : P. Gopalakrishnakone,Hidetoshi Inagaki,Ashis K. Mukherjee,Tarek R. Rahmy,Carl-Wilhelm Vogel
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 14 February 2017
GET THIS BOOKSnake Venoms

In recent years, the field of Toxinology has expanded substantially. On the one hand it studies venomous animals, plants and micro organisms in detail to understand their mode of action on targets. While on the other, it explores the biochemical composition, genomics and proteomics of toxins and venoms to understand their three interaction with life forms (especially humans), development of antidotes and exploring their pharmacological potential. Therefore, Toxinology has deep linkages with biochemistry, molecular biology, anatomy and pharmacology. In addition,


Veterinary Toxicology for Australia and New Zealand

Veterinary Toxicology for Australia and New Zealand
  • Author : Rosalind Dalefield
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 23 June 2017
GET THIS BOOKVeterinary Toxicology for Australia and New Zealand

Veterinary Toxicology for Australia and New Zealand is a reference suited to the unique challenges of veterinary practice in Australia and New Zealand. Both streamlined and thorough in its coverage of poisons and treatments for those locations, this focused approach allows readers to quickly find relevant information that is presented in a concise and logical manner that is useful to clinicians. The authors draw upon a wealth of knowledge of the particularities of toxicology in Australia and New Zealand to