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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXIII
  2. Y. Hashimoto, S. Konosu
    Pages 13-39
  3. T. Eisner, D. Alsop, K. Hicks, J. Meinwald
    Pages 41-72
  4. A. Minelli
    Pages 73-85
  5. T. Eisner, D. Alsop, J. Meinwald
    Pages 87-99
  6. M. R. Gray, S. K. Sutherland
    Pages 121-148
  7. S. Bettini, M. Maroli, Z. Maretić
    Pages 149-212
  8. Z. Maretić
    Pages 213-216
  9. S. Schenberg, F. A. Pereira Lima
    Pages 217-245
  10. H. Schenone, G. Suarez
    Pages 247-275
  11. A. Shulov, G. Levy, P. Efrati, E. Zlotkin, F. Miranda, H. Rochat
    Pages 309-369
  12. W. Bücherl, C. R. Diniz
    Pages 371-394
  13. M. Goyffon, J. Kovoor
    Pages 395-418
  14. M. F. Murnaghan, F. J. O’Rourke
    Pages 419-464
  15. L. M. Roth, D. W. Alsop
    Pages 465-487
  16. J. Weatherston, J. E. Percy
    Pages 489-509
  17. J. Weatherston, J. E. Percy
    Pages 511-554
  18. A. Delgado Quiroz
    Pages 555-611
  19. R. O’Connor, M. L. Peck
    Pages 613-659
  20. H. Edery, J. Ishay, S. Gitter, H. Joshua
    Pages 691-771
  21. R. L. Beard
    Pages 773-800
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 895-980

About this book

Introduction

Arthropod venoms have received much attention and have played an important role in folklore and medicine since ancient times. Scorpion envenomation, "tarant­ ism," bee and wasp stings are among those subjects about which most has been speculated and written in the past. In the last 50 years or so, a great number of scientific papers have been devoted to arthropod venoms, but only a few volumes have been designed to collect this rapidly increasing material, and these are not recent. Of late, the chemistry and mode of action of several arthropod venoms have been thoroughly studied, and some of these substances will probably be used as pharmacological tools and also as therapeutic agents. The aim of the present volume is to collect in manual form new information as well as the old notions on arthropod venoms. Even though it was our intention to present a volume on arthropod venoms, and not on venomous arthropods, inevitably we were forced to include information on venom-producing organisms as well. We assumed, in fact, that those scientists for whom the present manual is primarily intended (biochemists, particularly com­ parative biochemists, and pharmacologists) should be familiar with the biologic elements concerning the venom-producing species; which should show them how important it is to operate in close collaboration with biologists specialized in venomous arthropod systematics and biology.

Keywords

Gift Gliederfüsser Toxikologie Veterinärtoxikologie biology chemistry medicine poison research toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergio Bettini
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Superiore di SanitàRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45501-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-45503-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45501-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-2004
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-0325
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