Some studies of the oedematogenic action of the venom of funnel-web spiders (Atrax species).

@article{Atkinson1986SomeSO,
  title={Some studies of the oedematogenic action of the venom of funnel-web spiders (Atrax species).},
  author={Robert K. Atkinson},
  journal={The Australian journal of experimental biology and medical science},
  year={1986},
  volume={64 ( Pt 5)},
  pages={
          453-64
        }
}
  • Robert K. Atkinson
  • Published in
    The Australian journal of…
    1986
  • Medicine
  • The ability of the venoms of Atrax infensus and two other funnel-web spider species to induce oedema in rats was investigated and it was found that all Atrax venoms tested caused strong Evans blue leakage from adjacent blood vessels when injected subcutaneously. This dye leakage did not diminish significantly either when the neurotoxin in the venom was first neutralized by pre-mixing with a rat serum protein preparation or when the sensory nerves supplying an area of skin were severed 4 days… CONTINUE READING

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