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Glossary for Moccasin snake poisoning

  • Bites, stings and other animal-related conditions: Medical conditions caused by animals, such as bites and stings.
  • Compartment Syndrome: Excessive bleeding or swelling following surgery or injury can result in increased pressure within a section of the arms, legs or buttocks. The increased pressure affects blood flow and can result in tissue death necessitating amputation, nerve damage or muscle damage. The condition can be chronic or acute which is a medical emergency.
  • 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
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Fainting: Temporary loss of conciousness or fainting.
  • Infection: Infections as a symptom.
  • Localized swelling: The localized swelling of a body part
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • 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.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.


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