Evaluation of the effects of various chemicals on discharge of and pain caused by jellyfish nematocysts.

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Jellyfish tentacles in contact with human skin can produce pain swelling and redness. The pain is due to discharge of jellyfish nematocysts and associated toxins and discharge can be caused by a variety of mechanical and chemical stimuli. A series of tests were carried out with chemicals traditionally used to treat jellyfish stings e.g. acetic acid ammonia… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpc.2010.01.007

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