Zeitschrift für vergleichende Physiologie

, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 270–276 | Cite as

Effect of black snake (Walterinnesia aegyptia) venom on the respiratory activity of some tissues of the rabbit

  • F. Khalil
  • K. Zaki
  • M. Naguib


As the venom was found to activate all the tissues of the body and it has no specific effect on certain tissues, one can deduce that it must contain factors which affect the respiratory enzyme systems of the body stimulating them and causing increase in their oxygen consumption. As a result of this activation the animal when injected with the venom is subjected to both hypoglycaemia and oxygen lack.

In the present experiments, one concentration of the venom was uesd, the effect of different concentrations, the nature of the active principle in the venom causing this activation, and the way of its action on the tissues are under investigation.


Oxygen Enzyme Present Experiment Oxygen Consumption Specific Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Khalil
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. Zaki
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Naguib
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.National Research CentreCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Faculty of ScienceCairo UniversityEgypt

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