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

Author: Scott Weinstein
Publisher: Chennai ; Oxford : Elsevier, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Weinstein
ISBN: 9780123877321 0123877326
OCLC Number: 836807089
Description: 1 volume ; 23 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 Section i. Typical features of documented cases and evidence-based risk Section ii. Life threatening and fatal cases: "venomous colubrids" and assessment of evidence-based risk Section iii. Aberrant cases and representative cases without clear etiology: a critical assessment of risk Section iv. Pitfalls noted in documented cases: perceived versus evidence-based risk Section v. Recommendations for management of medically significant "colubrid"bites
Responsibility: Scott Weinstein [and others].

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