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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
1,221 words

Less than a quarter of the 2500 species of snake are venomous. They have fangs which are either grooved or

snakebite

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
66 words

Result of an injection of potentially lethal snake venom into the bloodstream. There are three types of venomous snake: the

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A poisonous substance elaborated by a microorganism, as well as some fungal, plant, and animal species. An example is alpha amanatin (q.v.).

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