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The Mechanism of Snake Venom Actions—Rattlesnakes and Other Crotalids

  • Anthony T. Tu


Of the nearly 2000 different types of snakes that exist, about 300 are known to be venomous. The venomous snakes are classified according to morphological characteristics and comprise five families: Crotalidae (crotalid), Viperidae (viperid), Elapidae (elapid), Hydrophiidae (sea-snakes), and Colubridae (colubrid).


Snake Venom Lethal Toxin Crude Venom Snake Bite Venom Phospholipase 
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  • Anthony T. Tu
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  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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