Animal Poisoning in Forensic Medicine is discussed with the perspective of how animals bite causes fatal poisoning in humans. This sqadia.com V-Learning™ explains Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of scorpions and spiders. The mechanism of their venom bites and poison Toxicology is discussed.
Lecture Duration – 00:41:13
Release Date – January 2020
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Scorpions are animals with eight legs. They are classified in the class Arachnida and their order is Scorpiones. Scorpions are often considered insects but besides some of the similarities, they are different from insects. The venom bites of scorpions contain toxalbumins. Their venom also has neurotoxic and hemotoxic actions like snakes, but their toxicity is greater than that of Snake Bite Poisoning.
Poison Toxicology education educates about how venom neurotoxins affect parasympathetic Nervous System and sympathetic Nervous System and lead to death. The scorpion sting wound presents with symptoms of local irritation, burning pain, headache, muscular cramps, and a person may even experience coma.
Spiders have two body segments, the abdomen, and the cephalothorax. Spiders also have a neurotic and cytotoxic effect. The venom Glands of spiders secrete enzymatic toxin, non-enzymatic toxin, and polyamine neurotoxins. Its mechanism of action is discussed in detail for understanding Forensic Medicine and toxicology.
The bite of Latrodectus which is a black widow spider causes a disease known as Latrodectism. Its clinical manifestations include severe pain and cramps, headache, Hypertension, Shock, and coma. Also, spider bite wound define forensic Pathology caused by spiders.
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