Tick Paralysis

  • M. F. Murnaghan
  • F. J. O’Rourke
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology / Handbuch der experimentellen Pharmakologie book series (HEP, volume 48)


The history of tick paralysis as a disease of man and domestic animals has not yet been written, nor will it be easy to write, since it is often difficult to be sure that the disease being described is in fact tick paralysis as defined in Section IV. The best approach would be to work out the distribution of ticks known to secrete potent venom and cause paralysis and then work on the earlier reports, paying careful attention to the present known distribution of tick paralysis and to the symptomatology of the disease being described. The area of distribution of the disease has no doubt changed and is changing, and there are reports of the virulence of the tick venom increasing in some places.


Salivary Gland Peroneal Nerve Neuromuscular Transmission Female Tick Hard Tick 
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