Bitis gabonica

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Noun1.Bitis gabonica - large heavy-bodied brilliantly marked and extremely venomous west African viper
viper - venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
Bitis, genus Bitis - a genus of Viperidae
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Envenomations for which polyvalent antivenom is effective Puff adder (Bitis arietans) Gaboon adder (Bitis gabonica) Rinkhals (Haemachatus haemachatus) Green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) Black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepsis) Jameson's mamba (Dendroaspis jamesoni) Cape cobra (Naja nivea) Forest cobra (Naja melanoleuca) Snouted (Egyptian) cobra (Naja annulifera) Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica) Table 5.
Late (2 - 3 days post bite) haemostatic disturbances, especially thrombocytopenia, have been described in puff adder and gaboon adder bites.
Gaboon adder bites may be accompanied by cardiovascular abnormalities, including hypotension, cardiac dysrhythmias and shock.