The Venom of the Boomslang (Dispholidus Typus): In Vivo and in Vitro Studies
10 June 2018 (online)
An account is given of the effects of boomslang venom in man. Evidence was found of a fibrinolytic state apparently secondary to the coagulant action of the venom. These features rapidly responded to the administration of specific antivenom. In vitro studies, using a homogenate of boomslang parotids, confirmed the coagulant properties of the venom and showed them to be of much greater potency than the proteolytic actions.
* On Secondment from the University of Glasgow.
1) Present Address: University Department of Materia Medica, Stobhill General Hospital, Glasgow.
2) Present Address : University Department of Medicine, The Royal Infirmary, Glasgow.
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