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poisonous animal secretions forming fluid mixtures of many different enzymes, toxins, and other substances. These substances are produced in specialised glands and secreted through specialised delivery systems (nematocysts, spines, fangs, etc.) for disabling prey or predator.

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Re: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria

... seize and consumer faster organisms? Cnidarians use nematocysts (barbed, harpoon-like projections) to capture prey. Most species also produce venoms that are injected via the nematocysts to disable prey. Nematocysts cause the prey to "stick" to the cnidarian. What adaptations of ...

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by firechild
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria
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What is the most poisonous snake in da world?

... or on the same line. But Belcher's Sea Snake is way more poisonous, but want bite a fly. Its poison is used to make the most powerful snake anti-venoms. Soldier1969

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by Soldier1969
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is the most poisonous snake in da world?
Replies: 178
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Re: What is the most poisonous snake in da world?

... exipired page! Aargh here we go again! NickMonk is correct that we should not refer to these snakes as poisonous. A good rule of thumb is that venoms are injected and poinsons are ingested so anything which kills its prey by injected venom is venomous. It is difficult to pin down exactly which ...

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by cazmantis
Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is the most poisonous snake in da world?
Replies: 178
Views: 364717

pharmaceutical biotechnology

... interventions. Allergenic extracts used for the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases and allergen patch tests. Antitoxins, antivenins, and venoms Blood, blood components, plasma derived products (for example, albumin, immunoglobulins, clotting factors, fibrin sealants, proteinase inhibitors), ...

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by kcnq1ot1
Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: pharmaceutical biotechnology
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Views: 10089

Venomous and poisonous

Venoms are injected to cause their effect. Poisons are absorbed through epithelial cells. So, toxic bites and stings are venomous. Toxins that you absorb through the skin or consume are poisonous.

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by Abstract
Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Venomous and poisonous
Replies: 4
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