Toxic effects of scorpion, hemiscorpius lepturus (Hemiscorpiidae) venom on mice

Dehghani, R. and Khamehchian, T. and Vazirianzadeh, B. and Vatandoost, H. and Moravveji, S.A. (2012) Toxic effects of scorpion, hemiscorpius lepturus (Hemiscorpiidae) venom on mice. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 22 (3). pp. 593-596.

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Scorpion stings are common in Iran, particularly in the southern and southwest regions of the country, and they pose a serious health problem. Hemiscorpius lepturus is the most venomous scorpion in the region. The present study was conducted to investigate the in vivo effects of scorpion venom in experimental mice. Haematological parameters (white and red blood cells numbers and haematocrit levels) and histological changes (skin, stomach, spleen, heart, liver, kidney, lung, pancreas, small intestine, anal, adrenal, brain, and bladder) venom were measured in mice. The results revealed that H. lepturus species has negative effects on both local and systemic tissues in mice, which may include damage to the skin and internal organs, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 8
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hexapoda; Lepturus; Mus; Scorpiones
Subjects: Health Professions
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Environmental health
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 10:44
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2017 13:57

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