The haemodynamic effect of Bitis nasicornis (rhinoceros horned viper) venom.

1. Intravenous venom (0.0625 mg/kg) in the dog caused an immediate increase in coronary blood flow due to a fall in coronary vascular resistance (CVR). 2. Subsequently, total peripheral resistance (TPR) fell causing a significant reduction in aortic blood pressure (ABP). 3. CVR and TPR returned to normal after 20 min but ABP did not recover completely. 4… CONTINUE READING