Definitions

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  • n. The injection of a venom etc by means of a sting, etc.
  • n. The deterioration in the surface quality of a plastic that is in contact with another material.

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Examples

  • Basic measures at the time of envenomation can provide initial pain relief and prevention of further envenomation.

    Fish poisonings and envenomations

  • This deadly species of jellyfish is only found in certain areas of the world, mainly in Australia. 6 There have been over 60 deaths from C. fleckeri in tropical Australia over the last century. 11 The early systemic symptoms of envenomation include dizziness, confusionand agitation and unconsciousness and can occur within minutes.

    Fish poisonings and envenomations

  • Its use is controversial concerning the efficacy in saving lives after a C. fleckeri envenomation. 3,6,11

    Fish poisonings and envenomations

  • The traditional treatment for relief of the sting has been household vinegar. 4 Application of vinegar for 30 seconds to the site of the sting will inactivate any tentacles adhering to the skin. 3 To prevent further envenomation, always remove any remaining tentacles.

    Fish poisonings and envenomations

  • The jellyfish found along the coasts of the United States are not deadly although they can cause severe pain at the site of envenomation, nausea, vomiting and headaches. 2 Several calls a year are received at the Philadelphia Poison Control Center (PCC), usually during the summer months, in reference to jellyfish stings.

    Fish poisonings and envenomations

  • MJA: Fenner and Williamson, Worldwide deaths and severe envenomation from jellyfish stings.

    Fish poisonings and envenomations

  • And even if it was it never got the pecker long enough to get a good envenomation.

    Woodpecker vs. Snake

  • Finally, the Fab fragments are isolated by an ion exchange and affinity chromatography columns. 4 Crofab is indicated for treatments of minimal to moderate cases of North American crotalid envenomation because the current studies were only documented for these conditions. 4

    Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine)

  • This product was successful at treating rattlesnake envenomation but had substantial adverse effects.

    Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine)

  • The entire state of Arizona ran out of antivenom for scorpion stings after Marilyn Bloom, an envenomation specialist at Arizona State University, retired in 1999.

    A real health care crisis - anti-venoms are leaving the market

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  • Is antivenom correct? I thought the word was antivenin.

    I'm dismayed to learn about the cut-back in black widow antivenin. That's a very common spider around here. I've squished many.

    May 13, 2010

  • Antivenom shortages are a surprisingly common occurrence. The entire state of Arizona ran out of antivenom for scorpion stings after Marilyn Bloom, an envenomation specialist at Arizona State University, retired in 1999. Bloom had been single-handedly making all the scorpion antivenom for state hospitals. Recently, Merck & Co, the only FDA-licensed producer of black widow antivenom, has cut back distribution because of a production shortage of the drug. In a 2007 report, the World Health Organization listed worldwide envenomations as a "neglected public health issue." --Popular Mechanics.com

    May 13, 2010