Venomous and Poisonous Animals: A Handbook for Biologists, Toxicologists and Toxinologists, Physicians and Pharmacists

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9780849312649: Venomous and Poisonous Animals: A Handbook for Biologists, Toxicologists and Toxinologists, Physicians and Pharmacists

How threatening are bites, stings, and poisons? What is the chemical composition of animal venom? How do the poisons work? What is the appropriate first aid or treatment?

The author of Venomous and Poisonous Animals, a toxicologist at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Frankfurt, provides answers for everyone, from toxicologists to travelers.

This book gives an introduction to the world of venomous and poisonous animals and how they use their venoms and poisons. It presents first aid measures and general rules for treating cases of envenoming or poisoning and offers recommendations to travelers, snorklers, and SCUBA divers for avoiding dangerous encounters with poisonous marine and land animals. Each chapter in Venomous and Poisonous Animals describes one representative animal, family or genus, covering its biology, venom apparatus, chemistry and mode of action of the toxic substances, symptoms of envenoming and poisoning, prevention and therapy.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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The carefully structured text is for all doctors ...a clearly arranged, handy, and indispensable adviser.
- The Pharmaceutical Industry

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Dietrich Mebs
Editore: Medpharm (2002)
ISBN 10: 0849312647 ISBN 13: 9780849312649
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Descrizione libro Medpharm, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0849312647

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