Effects of green pit viper (Trimeresurus erythrurus and Trimeresurus popeorum) venoms on blood coagulation, platelets and the fibrinolytic enzyme systems: studies in vivo and in vitro.

@article{Mitrakul1973EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of green pit viper (Trimeresurus erythrurus and Trimeresurus popeorum) venoms on blood coagulation, platelets and the fibrinolytic enzyme systems: studies in vivo and in vitro.},
  author={Chulee Mitrakul},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1973},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={
          654-62
        }
}
  • C. Mitrakul
  • Published 1 November 1973
  • Medicine
  • American journal of clinical pathology
The hemostatic disturbance caused by venoms of green pit vipers, the poisonous snakes commonly found in Bangkok, was studied in vivo and in vitro . The venoms were shown to possess: (1) clotting activity by thrombin-like action, direct on fibrinogen; this action was, however, not interfered with by heparin; (2) fibrinolytic activity by activating the activator system; (3) a direct aggregating effect on platelets. in vivo , the patients’ conditions usually returned to normal within a few weeks… Expand
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