© 1978

Arthropod Venoms

  • Sergio Bettini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXIII
  2. Y. Hashimoto, S. Konosu
    Pages 13-39
  3. T. Eisner, D. Alsop, K. Hicks, J. Meinwald
    Pages 41-72
  4. A. Minelli
    Pages 73-85
  5. T. Eisner, D. Alsop, J. Meinwald
    Pages 87-99
  6. M. R. Gray, S. K. Sutherland
    Pages 121-148
  7. S. Bettini, M. Maroli, Z. Maretić
    Pages 149-212
  8. Z. Maretić
    Pages 213-216
  9. S. Schenberg, F. A. Pereira Lima
    Pages 217-245
  10. H. Schenone, G. Suarez
    Pages 247-275
  11. A. Shulov, G. Levy, P. Efrati, E. Zlotkin, F. Miranda, H. Rochat
    Pages 309-369
  12. W. Bücherl, C. R. Diniz
    Pages 371-394
  13. M. Goyffon, J. Kovoor
    Pages 395-418
  14. M. F. Murnaghan, F. J. O’Rourke
    Pages 419-464
  15. L. M. Roth, D. W. Alsop
    Pages 465-487
  16. J. Weatherston, J. E. Percy
    Pages 489-509
  17. J. Weatherston, J. E. Percy
    Pages 511-554

About this book


Arthropod venoms have received much attention and have played an important role in folklore and medicine since ancient times. Scorpion envenomation, "tarant­ ism," bee and wasp stings are among those subjects about which most has been speculated and written in the past. In the last 50 years or so, a great number of scientific papers have been devoted to arthropod venoms, but only a few volumes have been designed to collect this rapidly increasing material, and these are not recent. Of late, the chemistry and mode of action of several arthropod venoms have been thoroughly studied, and some of these substances will probably be used as pharmacological tools and also as therapeutic agents. The aim of the present volume is to collect in manual form new information as well as the old notions on arthropod venoms. Even though it was our intention to present a volume on arthropod venoms, and not on venomous arthropods, inevitably we were forced to include information on venom-producing organisms as well. We assumed, in fact, that those scientists for whom the present manual is primarily intended (biochemists, particularly com­ parative biochemists, and pharmacologists) should be familiar with the biologic elements concerning the venom-producing species; which should show them how important it is to operate in close collaboration with biologists specialized in venomous arthropod systematics and biology.


Gift Gliederfüsser Toxikologie Veterinärtoxikologie biology chemistry medicine poison research toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergio Bettini
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Superiore di SanitàRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Arthropod Venoms
  • Editors S. Bettini
  • Series Title Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology / Handbuch der experimentellen Pharmakologie
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-08228-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-45503-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-45501-8
  • Series ISSN 0171-2004
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-0325
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXIII, 977
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medicine/Public Health, general
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