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Researching nature's venoms and poisons.

Abstract:

Our environment hosts a vast diversity of venomous and poisonous animals and plants. Clinical toxinology is devoted to understanding, preventing and treating their effects in humans and domestic animals. In Sri Lanka, yellow oleander (Thevetia peruviana, Sinhala 'kaneru'), a widespread and accessible ornamental shrub, is a popular means of self-harm. Its toxic glycosides resemble those of foxglove, against which therapeutic antibodies have been raised. A randomised placebo-controlled trial pr...

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Warrell, DA More by this author
Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
103
Issue:
9
Pages:
860-866
Publication date:
2009-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:31874b00-d842-4325-a171-4f57c4887e6d
Source identifiers:
61053
Local pid:
pubs:61053

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