Centrally injected tityustoxin produces the systemic manifestations observed in severe scorpion poisoning.

Abstract

In this work we submitted adult male Wistar rats to intracerebroventricular (icv) and iv microinjections of the fraction tityostoxin (TsTX) from the Tityus serrulatus scorpion venom, to address whether the CNS could account for the systemic alterations previously reported: cardiac arrhythmias, lung edema, and seizures. Animals were injected icv, total… (More)

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