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Glossary for Brown snake poisoning

  • Bites, stings and other animal-related conditions: Medical conditions caused by animals, such as bites and stings.
  • Bleeding in the brain: A condition which is characterized by the abnormal loss of blood from blood vessels located in the brain
  • Bleeding symptoms: Any type of bleeding symptoms.
  • Convulsions: Involuntary spasms especially those affecting the full body
  • Crotalidae snake poisoning: Crotalids are snakes from the Crotalidae family. This group of snakes includes rattlesnakes which are usually found in America. These snakes are easily identified by the "rattle" at the tip of their tails. The toxicity of the venom can vary among species but some can result in death if prompt treatment is not given.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Heart attack: Serious and often fatal acute heart condition
  • Heart failure: Slow failure of the heart (cardiac insufficiency).
  • Kidney failure: Total failure of the kidneys to filter waste
  • Paralysis: The loss of motor function due to dysfunction of the spinal cord
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Respiratory paralysis: Respiratory paralysis occurs when the muscles associated with breathing become do weak to function properly. Breathing becomes difficulty and severe cases can result in death if breathing assistance is not delivered. The condition can result from such things as motor neuron disease, trauma and myopathy.
  • Striped Blister Beetle poisoning: The striped blister beetle is native to many parts of America and Canada. Animals that accidentally eat the beetles can become quite ill and they can also cause symptoms in humans if accidentally ingested. The beetles contain toxic substances called cantharidin and pederin which can cause symptoms through skin or eye exposure as well as through ingestion.
  • Thrombocytopenia: Decreased platelets in the blood


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