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Discussion in 'Science' started by Dankod1, Dec 7, 2017.
Is it true that snakes poison can make a cure?
I think it's true.
Evidently yes. Am not a snake lover but I've seen so many documentaries on them, speaking on the types of snakes, where they are domiciled, how and why they attack and most importantly how to treat such attacks to answer your question.
Once in an article I read that some of the most poisonous snakes anti-venom can only be developed from the venom itself. That's one amongst many reasons why we have snake farms.
This poll really is not appropriate. If it was phrased as a poll to test knowledge it would be fine but it is not. The existence of anti venom is not an opinion. It exists and is derived from the venom it is intended to counteract. The venom is injected into an animal then the antibodies produced by the animal's immune system are extracted and used as medication. The poll is not suitable due to the premise of uncertainty behind it. Varying degrees of belief are not applicable to known facts.
Venom is the poison in snakes can take life in hours that kills, however, it can also cure some diseases. Scientists use the venom to develop anti-venom, and the toxic compounds may also make new drugs that can treat strokes to heart attacks.
Snake venom is a complicated brew containing dozens of compounds. It comes in two basic types: neurotoxins and haemotoxins. The victim then suffocates. Haemotoxins target the circulatory system, often breaking down clotting compounds and causing uncontrolled bleeding. Neurotoxins attack and disable the central nervous system, causing their prey’s muscles to stop working.
Snakes armed with neurotoxic venom include cobras, sea snakes, kraits, and coral snakes. Snakes carrying haemotoxins include rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouths.