Venomous Animals and Their Venoms: Venomous Invertebrates
Wolfgang Bücherl, Eleanor E. Buckley
Elsevier, Sep 24, 2013 - Science - 562 pages
Venomous Animals and their Venoms, Volume III: Venomous Invertebrates provides a comprehensive presentation of the entire field of the venomous members of the animal kingdom and chemistry and biochemistry of their venoms, including their pharmacological actions and antigenic properties.
This volume focuses on venomous invertebrates, such as insects, centipedes, spiders, scorpions, venomous mollusks, and marine animals.
Animals that possess at least one or more venom glands and mechanisms for excretion or extrusion of the venom, as well as apparatus with which to inflict wounds or inject the venomous substances are characterized in this book as “actively venomous , while creatures that have venom glands and venom-excreting ducts, but lack adequate apparatus for inflicting wounds or injecting venom, such as toads, frogs, and salamanders are identified as “passively venomous.
This publication is a valuable reference for physicians and veterinarians seeking information on the injuries caused by venomous animals.
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