brown recluse spider

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brown recluse spider

or

violin spider,

poisonous nocturnal spiderspider,
organism, mostly terrestrial, of the class Arachnida, order Araneae, with four pairs of legs and a two-part body consisting of a cephalothorax, or prosoma, and an unsegmented abdomen, or opisthosoma.
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, Loxoceles reclusa, most common in the SE and S central United States. Adults are 3-8 in. (10 mm) long and are light brown with a dark, violin-shaped mark on the back near the head. In humans their venom kills the tissue surrounding a bite and leaves a deep sore, but only rarely does a bite result in death.
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Bites from brown recluse spiders can cause muscle pain, nausea, difficulty breathing and other symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To this day, the FP and patient believe these lesions were the work of a brown recluse spider.
(1977) found that temperature and vapor pressure deficit were significant factors in brown recluse spider survival, but that spiders which had fed before beginning the experiment endured significantly longer.
You don't know hell until you've been bitten by a brown recluse spider! My cousin almost lost his leg because of one.
His sound grasp of academic fact is richly counterpointed by his ability to carry the reader along with his story: I chuckle as he stands over a spider-harbouring bucket in the middle of a field, watched in disbelief by passers-by; thrill to an emergency call from the Nicosia General Hospital in which his advice on a Chaetopelmaolivaceum bite saves the day; giggle as -- in an enlightening incident -- he renames the Recluse spider 'the spider that hides behind the piano'.
Among the specific cases are post-traumatic compartment syndrome, upper extremity deep vein thrombosis, lymphedema, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome-induced ulceration, brown recluse spider bite, hemangioma of infancy, and limb ulceration due to malignant melanoma.
A friend showed me pictures of a bite that she got from a recluse spider. That caused my stomach to churn.
She moved from Roseburg years ago, after being bitten by a brown recluse spider. The bite left her temporarily paralyzed; even now, she has difficulty maneuvering one leg.
BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER: As small as a quarter of an inch, lives in shoes, beds or clothes.
Spiders generally won't harm your cat, but there are two spiders to avoid: the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider.
The center's hyperbaric oxygen chamber can also be used to treat patients suffering from such uncommon ailments as cyanide poisoning, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, brown recluse spider bites and the "bends," or decompression sickness.