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Evolution of Venomous Animals and Their Toxins (Paperback)

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In recent years, the field of Toxinology has expanded substantially. On the one hand it studies venomous animals, plants and micro organisms in detail to understand their mode of action on targets. While on the other, it explores the biochemical composition, genomics and proteomics of toxins and venoms to understand their three interaction with life forms (especially humans), development of antidotes and exploring their pharmacological potential. Therefore, Toxinology has deep linkages with biochemistry, molecular biology, anatomy and pharmacology. In addition, there is a fast developing applied subfield, clinical toxinology, which deals with understanding and managing medical effects of toxins on human body. Given the huge impact of toxin-based deaths globally, and the potential of venom in generation of drugs for so-far incurable diseases (for example, Diabetes, Chronic Pain), the continued research and growth of the field is imminent. This has led to the growth of research in the area and the consequent sc
Number of Pages: 550
Genre: Medical
Series Title: Toxinology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: June 26, 2017
TCIN: 51820192
UPC: 9789400764590
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-5036
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