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Snakes of medical importance

Snakes of medical importance

Asia-Pacific region

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Published by Venom and Toxin Research Group, National University of Singapore and International Society on Toxinology (Asia Pacific Section) in [Singapore] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementeditors, P. Gopalakrishnakone, L.M. Chou.
ContributionsGopalakrishnakone, P., Chou, L. M.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCM 93/09335 (R)
The Physical Object
Pagination670 p. :
Number of Pages670
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1692568M
LC Control Number91942655

Medically important venomous snakes can be found in countries worldwide, and snakebite envenoming is a particularly important public health problem in rural areas of tropical and sub-tropical countries situated in Africa, the Middle-East, Asia, Oceania and Latin America. In these regions the risk of snakebite is a daily concern, especially.   Conceding that snake attacks could be disastrous, Abubakar, nonetheless, advises that “you only kill snakes that threaten to harm you. “It is not enough to go all out, looking for snakes to eliminate without any justification whatsoever,’’ he says. Abubakar also highlights the medical value of certain species of snakes from time immemorial.

Author information: (1)Medical School of Crete, Laboratory of Toxicology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece. We investigated the meaning and the roots of the snake's usage as a symbol of medicine, the medical profession, toxicology and toxinology by examining mythological, archeological data and a variety of texts from the ancient Greek by: 6. Snake bite David A Warrell Snake bite is a common and frequently devastating environmental and occupational disease, especially in rural areas of tropical developing countries. Its public health importance has been largely ignored by medical science. SnakeFile Size: 1MB.

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Venom and Toxin Research Group, National University of Singapore and International Society on Toxinology (Asia Pacific Section). Snakes of Medical Importance: Asia-Pacific Region. editors krishnakone and National University of Singapore hardback click on the cover to enlarge. pages.

An important volume containing a wealth of knowledge, written by acknowledged experts in the field, regarding venomous snakes and snakebites in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Snake in the Clinic: Psychotherapy's Role in Medicine and Healing: Medicine & Health Science Books @ 5/5(2). Snakes of medical importance are found in temperate, but predominantly in tropical areas throughout the world.

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Two families account for a majority of venomous snakes that are of medical significance – the Elapidae (cobras, kraits, and coral snakes) and Viperidae (vipers and pit vipers).

Certain members of the Colubridae are capable of giving life-threatening bites to humans (especially species of Rhabdophis).

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Another, earlier depiction of the medical symbol is the staff of Asclepius, thought it has no wings and only one snake. The son of Apollo and the human princess Coronis, Asclepius is the Greek demigod of medicine. According to mythology, he was able to restore Author: Remy Melina.

The purpose of this book is to highlight the potentially dangerous species to humans, with a list of the main potentially medically significant snakes. It is important to note that if a species is not listed below, it does not necessarily mean that it does not exist in Malaysia nor that its bite cannot cause harmful effects in humans.

For many decades, the concept of the “Big 4” Snakes of Medical Importance has reflected the view that 4 species are responsible for Indian snakebite mortality—the Indian cobra (Naja naja), the common krait (Bungarus caeruleus), the Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) and the saw-scaled viper (Echis carinatus).Cited by: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations: Contents: Dangerous snakes of Australia / P.J.

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The range of snakes of medical significance in Malaysia encompasses the families Natricidae, Elapidae, Pythonidae and Viperidae. This book highlights thirty-five land snakes with short. The snake that's wrapped around the rod may symbolize rejuvenation, because snakes shed their skin, or it could simply represent the healing of snakebites.

It. iv,(6); numerous color and black-and-white photos, many line-drawings and distribution maps. Publisher’s original color pictorial boards (hardcover), lg 8vo. This volume describes the venomous snakes of the Asia-Pacific region and the effects and treatment of snakebite as it.

Therefore, lethality is only one factor that contributes towards the medical importance of a snake species. Furthermore, geographical variations that affect snake venoms, even within the same species, have led to contrastingly different outcomes in patients from different regions bitten by the same snake species [ 2 ].Cited by: 7.

Size: pages. Snakes of Mexico describes all species known from the country. With distribution maps to all species and more than color photographs, this book is designed for use by researchers and conservationists as well as by ecotourists and the general publi. xxxv,44 text-figures (black-and-white photos and line-drawings), 8 maps.

Publisher’s original orange cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, color pictorial dust jacket, 8vo. Coverage includes biting species all over the world with a special emphasis on India. The major chapter headings: I: Snakes; II: Snak. reducing snake bite morbidity and mortality. Finally, in the snake bite clinic or hospital, knowing which species of snake had caused the bite can play a very important role for treatment decisions.

We hope that this book will serve all these purposes. Numerous aspects of the venomous snakes of Nepal, including their geographical.

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