Biological and biochemical properties of Scatophagus argus venom.

  title={Biological and biochemical properties of Scatophagus argus venom.},
  author={Gisha Sivan and K Venketesvaran and Chandni Radhakrishnan},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  volume={50 4},
Scatophagus argus of the family Scatophagidae inflicts painful wounds in fishermen during handling. The clinical picture is characterized by excruciating and persistent local pain disproportionate to the size of injury, redness, swelling and a throbbing sensation that extends to the limbs, followed by dizziness. The biological properties of the S. argus venom were studied to assess its risk and lethal factors with regard to human welfare. In contrast to other fish venoms, S. argus showed… CONTINUE READING

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