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Biomedical Sciences | Venomous Animals

Venomous Animals

Series: Toxinology

Gopalakrishnakone, P. (Ed.)

2018, Approx. 550 p. 30 illus., 15 illus. in color.

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  • Complete and comprehensive overview of toxinology
  • Written by a very large team of experts from all around the world
  • Covers all areas of toxinology, including topics like bioterrorism, toxin evolution and toxin based drug development
In recent years, the field of Toxinology has expanded substantially. On the one hand it studies venomous animals, plants and micro organisms in detail to understand their mode of action on targets. While on the other, it explores the biochemical composition, genomics and proteomics of toxins and venoms to understand their three interaction with life forms (especially humans), development of antidotes and exploring their pharmacological potential. Therefore, Toxinology has deep linkages with biochemistry, molecular biology, anatomy and pharmacology. In addition, there is a fast developing applied subfield, clinical toxinology, which deals with understanding and managing medical effects of toxins on human body. Given the huge impact of toxin-based deaths globally, and the potential of venom in generation of drugs for so-far incurable diseases (for example, Diabetes, Chronic Pain), the continued research and growth of the field is imminent. This has led to the growth of research in the area and the consequent sc

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Drug Development - Drug Discovery - Toxin - Toxinology - Venom

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Biochemistry & Biophysics - Biomedical Sciences - Life Sciences - Pharmacology & Toxicology

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