Venomous Animals and Their Venoms

Venomous Animals and Their Venoms

Venomous Vertebrates

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Editors: Wolfgang Bücherl, Eleanor E. Buckley, Venancio Deulofeu
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483263632

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Venomous Animals and their Venoms focuses on the comprehensive presentation of the entire field of the venomous members of the animal kingdom, chemistry and biochemistry of venoms, and pharmacological actions and their antigenic properties. The selection first offers information on the development of knowledge about venoms and the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and its venomous characteristics, including biology, venom apparatus, properties of venom, and significance of venom apparatus in Ornithorhynchus. The text then elaborates on the classification, biology, and description of the venom apparatus of insectivores of the genera Solenodon, Neomys, and Blarina and the chemistry and pharmacology of insectivore venoms. The publication takes a look at karyotypes, sex chromosomes, and chromosomal evolution in snakes and coagulant, proteolytic, and hemolytic properties of some snake venoms. Topics include hemolytic property, karyotypes of South American snakes, sex chromosomes, methods for the study of chromosomes of reptiles, and chromosomal evolution. The selection is a vital source of data for readers interested in venomous animals and their venoms.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors



    Tentative Contents of Volumes II and III

    Development of Knowledge about Venoms



    Venomous Mammals

    Chapter 1. The Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and Its Venomous Characteristics

    I. Introduction

    II. Classification

    III. Distribution

    IV. Description

    V. Biology

    VI. Venom Apparatus

    VII. Properties of Venom

    VIII. Envenomation by the Platypus

    IX. Significance of Venom Apparatus in Ornithorhynchus

    X. Conclusion


    Chapter 2. Classification, Biology, and Description of the Venom Apparatus of Insectivores of the Genera Solenodon, Neomys, and Blarina

    I. Résumé of Venom Research

    II. Order Insectivora (Lipotyphla)

    III. Solenodontidae

    IV. Soricidae


    Chapter 3. Chemistry and Pharmacology of Insectivore Venoms

    I. Introduction

    II. Physical and Chemical Properties

    III. Pharmacological Properties

    IV. The Effect of the Venoms of Shrews and Solenodon on Experimental Animals


    Venomous Snakes

    General Information

    Chapter 4. Karyotypes, Sex Chromosomes, and Chromosomal Evolution in Snakes

    Chapter 5. Extraction and Quantities of Venom Obtained from Some Brazilian Snakes

    Chapter 6. The Protein and Nonprotein Constituents of Snake Venoms

    Chapter 7. Enzymes in Snake Venoms

    Chapter 8. Bradykinin Formation by Snake Venoms

    Chapter 9. Coagulant, Proteolytic, and Hemolytic Properties of Some Snake Venoms

    Venomous Snakes of the World

    Chapter 10. Methods of Classification of Venomous Snakes

    Chapter 11. Venomous Sea Snakes (Hydrophiidae)

    Venomous Snakes of Central and South Africa

    Chapter 12. Classification and Distribution of European, North African, and North and West Asiatic Venomous Snakes

    Chapter 13A. Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Snake Venoms of Europe and the Mediterranean Regions

    Chapter 13B. Pharmacology and Toxicology of Snake Venoms of Europe and the Mediterranean Regions

    Chapter 14. Symptomatology, Pathology, and Treatment of Bites by near Eastern, European, and North African Snakes

    Chapter 15. The Venomous Snakes of Central and South Africa

    Chapter 16. The Venoms of Central and South African Snakes

    Chapter 17. The Symptomatology, Pathology, and Treatment of the Bites of Venomous Snakes of Central and Southern Africa

    Venomous Snakes of East Asia, India, Malaya, and Indonesia

    Chapter 18. The Venomous Terrestrial Snakes of East Asia, India, Malaya, and Indonesia

    Chapter 19. Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Venoms of Asiatic Snakes

    Chapter 20. Symptomatology, Pathology, and Treatment of Land Snake Bite in India and Southeast Asia

    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 732
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483263632

About the Editors

Wolfgang Bücherl

Eleanor E. Buckley

Venancio Deulofeu

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