Thromb Haemost 1969; 21(01): 234-244
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1653532
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The Venom of the Boomslang (Dispholidus Typus): In Vivo and in Vitro Studies

N Mackay M.B. (Glasg.), M.R.C.P. (Glasg., Edin.)*1)
1  Makerere University College Medical School Extension, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, and The Nairobi Snake Park
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J.C Ferguson M.B. (Glasg.), M.R.C.P. (Glasg., Edin.)*1)
1  Makerere University College Medical School Extension, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, and The Nairobi Snake Park
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Antonia Bagshawe M.B. (Lond.), M.R.C.P. (Lond., Edin.)
1  Makerere University College Medical School Extension, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, and The Nairobi Snake Park
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A.T.T Forrester M.B. (Lond.), M.R.C.P. (Lond., Edin.)
1  Makerere University College Medical School Extension, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, and The Nairobi Snake Park
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G.P Mcnicol M.D., Ph.D. (Glasg.), F.R.C.P. (Glasg., Edin.)*2)
1  Makerere University College Medical School Extension, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, and The Nairobi Snake Park
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Publication Date:
10 June 2018 (online)

Summary

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.