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"Venomous" bites from non-venomous snakes : a critical analysis of risk and management of "colubrid" snake bites

Author: Scott A Weinstein
Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2011.
Series: Elsevier insights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott A Weinstein
ISBN: 9780123877321 0123877326
OCLC Number: 755056436
Description: xxvii, 336 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An overview of the artificial assemblage, the "colubridae": a brief summary of taxonomic considerations --
2. Differences between buccal gland secretion and associated delivery systems of "true" venomous snakes and "colubrid" snakes: low pressure vs high pressure gland function and canaliculated vs solid dentition --
3. Summary of the toxinology of duvernoy's secretions: a brief overview of the history of colubrid oral secretion research --
4. Medically significant bites by "colubrid" snakes --
5. Summary and conclusions.
Series Title: Elsevier insights.
Responsibility: Scott A. Weinstein [and others].
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Examines the potential hazards associated with snakes of the former family, Colubridae, which contained >65 per cent of living snake species (approximately 3,000 taxa) and has been split into  Read more...

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