PATHOPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF TEN POISONOUS SNAKE VENOMS.
Rept. for Jan 65-Jun 66,
EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD
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In an attempt to determine the exact physiological changes that follow the administration of a lethal dose of snake venom, the following studies were carried out One thousand eight hundred and sixty-four mice and two hundred and forty-seven dogs were injected with varying doses of venom and changes in EEG, heart rate, EKG, respiration and blood pressure followed until death. Results indicate that on a mgkg basis, the lethal dose of venom for the dog is significantly less than that for the mouse and that the mechanism of death for most venoms is respiratory in nature. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research