Comparative study of the edema-inducing activity of snake venoms

Tan Nget-Hong Tan, M. Nomanbhay Saifuddin

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Abstract

1. The edema-inducing activity of 24 venoms from snakes of the subfamilies of Elapinae, Hydrophiini, Crotalinae and Viperinae was determined. 2. All snake venoms tested are very potent edema inducers. The minimum edema doses of the venoms ranged from 0.16 to 3.41 μg per mouse paw. 3. The venoms induced a rapid onset edema which peaked within l h of injection and declined thereafter; at low dose, however, some venoms induced a rapid onset edema that sustained over a longer duration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part C, Comparative
Volume97
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology

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