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Venoms of Theridiidae, Genus Latrodectus

  • S. Bettini
  • M. Maroli
  • Z. Maretić
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology / Handbuch der experimentellen Pharmakologie book series (HEP, volume 48)

Abstract

The first description of a Latrodectus spider is that of Rossi (1790) at the University of Pisa, who named the species Aranea 13-guttata; it was later placed under the genus Latrodectus Walckenaer. He was also the first to prove the relationship between the bite of this species and the syndrome of “latrodectism,” which had been confused up to that time with the hysteria form known as “tarantism” (see Part B).

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Superior Cervical Ganglion Spider Venom Black Widow Frog Neuromuscular Junction Black Widow Spider 
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  • S. Bettini
  • M. Maroli
  • Z. Maretić

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