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The Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica): its biology, venom components and toxinology.
The Gaboon viper has acquired an impressive reputation which is at least partly unfounded. This handsome animal with such striking features is undoubtedly docile which accounts for the very low… Expand
Separation and Partial Characterization of a Coagulant Enzyme from Bitis gabonica Venom
Summary. The venom of the Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica) has been shown to possess both coagulant and anticoagulant activities in vitro. These findings confirm in part previous results, the latter… Expand
Impairment of Sympathetic Transmission by Botulinum Toxin
The toxicity of thallium(I) to cardiac and skeletal muscle.
The effects of (a) partial or complete replacement of K+ by Tl+ in saline perfusing isolated rat heart and diaphragm preparations and (b) pulse injections of high concentrations of Tl+ or K+, have… Expand
Influence of nerve‐ending activity and of drugs on the rate of paralysis of rat diaphragm preparation by Cl. botulinum type A toxin
Since the studies of Guyton & MacDonald (1947), Ambache (1948, 1949, 1951) and Burgen, Dickens & Zatman (1949) on the action of botulinum toxin it is generally agreed that the paralysis is caused by… Expand
The absorption of glucose by the in vitro intestinal preparation
Hestrin-Lerner & Shapiro (1954) have put forward a theory of glucose absorption from the intestine, according to which an unidentified substance (neither a phosphorylated compound nor lactic acid) is… Expand
Cardiovascular and respiratory effects of Gaboon viper venom
- B. Whaler
- 1 March 1975
Abstract 1. 1. Doses of venom (rabbit 0·7–2·7 mg/kg; monkey 0·20–0·33 mg/kg) given intravenously and killing in 20–200 min produce a marked and maintained fall in blood pressure. 2. 2. There is a… Expand
A Coagulant Enzyme from Gaboon-Viper Venom: Some Aspects of its Mode of Action
The absorption of Clostridium botulinum type A toxin from the alimentary canal.
The effect of Bitis gabonica (gaboon viper) snake venom on blood pressure, stroke volume and coronary circulation in the dog.
- Z. Adams, D. Gattullo, G. Losano, N. Marsh, G. Vacca, B. Whaler
- Toxicon : official journal of the International…
The effects of Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica) venom on cardiac output, arterial blood pressure, coronary flow and total peripheral resistance were investigated in eight anaesthetized dogs. Venom doses… Expand