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Viper Venoms MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Viper Venoms
Tree Number(s)
Unique ID
RDF Unique Identifier
/antag permitted but consider also ANTIVENINS; /‌enzymol permitted; includes adder venoms & viperotoxin; TN 241: common & scientific names of various viperids; note PIT VIPER VENOMS see CROTALID VENOMS
Scope Note
Venoms from SNAKES of the viperid family. They tend to be less toxic than elapid or hydrophid venoms and act mainly on the vascular system, interfering with coagulation and capillary membrane integrity and are highly cytotoxic. They contain large amounts of several enzymes, other factors, and some toxins.
Entry Term(s)
Cerastes Venom
Cerastes Venoms
Egyptian Sand Viper Venom
Russell Viper Venom
Russell Viper Venoms
Russell's Viper Venom
Russell's Viper Venoms
Viper Venom
Viperidae Venoms
Registry Number
NLM Classification #
QW 630.5.V4
Previous Indexing
Snake Venoms (1975-1977)
Snakes (1966-1974)
Venoms (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note
78; CERASTES VENOM was indexed under VIPER VENOMS 1986-93
Online Note
use VIPER VENOMS to search CERASTES VENOM 1986-93
History Note
78; CERASTES VENOM was (NM) 1986-93
Date Established
Date of Entry
Revision Date
Viper Venoms Preferred
Viperidae Venoms Broader
Egyptian Sand Viper Venom Narrower
Viperotoxin Narrower
Russell's Viper Venoms Narrower
Cerastes Venoms Narrower
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