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Glossary for Funnel Web spider poisoning

  • Chemical-related conditions: Medical conditions related to chemicals and toxin exposures.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Fasciculation: A condition which is characterized by involuntary muscular contractions visible under the skin.
  • Hyperthermia: Hyperthermia is an increase in body temperature in the context of an unchanged thermoregulatory point in the brain.
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Rapid heart beat: Excessively rapid heart beat.
  • 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.

 

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