Russell's viper


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Russell's viper

[′rəs·əlz ′vī·pər]
(vertebrate zoology)
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Russell's Viper ( Daboia russelii) is mostly found in open country.
Piperaceae) possesses good anti-snake venom activities against Russell's viper venom and we have also characterized piperine as the active chemical compound responsible for the anti-snake venom activity of the extract (Shenoy et al.
The venom of the Russell's viper, like that of many snakes, is a complex combination of a variety of components that can either encourage or block blood coagulation.
Most commonly, the dilute Russell's Viper Venom Time is used and the inhibitory effects of lupus anticoagulants are overcome by adding an excess of phospholipid to the assay.
Every year, 30,000 people are injured and many hundreds die when they encounter the highly- aggressive Russell's viper.

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