The effect of Egyptian cobra (Naja haje
) on BP and chronotropic response of the heart might be dose dependent as reported in a study based on an experiment conducted on rats (10).
Diab, "Biological effects of Naja haje
crude venom on the hepatic and renal tissues of mice," Journal of King Saud University --Science, vol.
(1958) observed a decrease and then an increase in erythrocytes with Naja haje
The venom of Egyptian cobra (Naja haje
; L.) is complex and it has been considered as a good source of short neurotoxins and several cytotoxins.
The right poison can achieve a quicker and more pleasant death than the Naja Haje
, the Egyptian cobra, which is believed to be the snake Cleopatra used in her death, she said.
Guide to initial dosage of antivenoms for some southern African snake species(5) species English name antivenom initial dose Bitis arietans Puff adder SAVP 50 - 100 Polyvalent ml Bitis gabonica gaboon viper SAVP 50 - 100 Polyvalent ml Dendroaspis polylepis black mamba SAVP 50 - 200 Polyvalent ml Dendroaspis angusticeps Eastern green SAVP 50 - 100 mamba Polyvalent ml Dispholidus typus boomslang SAVP 20 ml boomslang Naja annulifera Snouted SAVP 50 - 120 cobra Polyvalent ml Naja haje
Egyptian SAVP 50 - 120 cobra Polyvalent ml Naja mossambica Mozambique SAVP 100 ml spitting Polyvalent cobra Naja nigricollis black-necked SAVP 50 - 100 spitting Polyvalent ml cobra Naja nivea Cape cobra SAVP 80 - 120 Polyvalent ml Uncertainty about the suitability of antivenom for particular species
The only anti-venom available in Abu Dhabi hospitals is Polyvalent Snake Antivenom (Equine), which contains immunoglobulin fraction in a sufficient quantity to neutralise 25 times the lethal dose of venom of six species of snakes, including Bitis Arietans, Cerastes Cerastes, Echis Carinatus, Echis Coloratus, Naja Haje
and Walterinnesia Aegyptia.
Several paintings in the show are named after cobras--Naja Naja, Naja Naja Atra, Naja Melanoleuca, Naja Flava, Naja Haje
and so on.
Nowadays, the term asp is applied to both the Egyptian cobra (Naja haje
) and the Saharan horned viper (Cerastes cerastes).
This agrees with a previous report about the viper Naja haje
(1981) reported that Naja haje
venom induced a significant increase in liver AST activity which may be due to destruction of hepatic cellular organelles and intracellular liberation of these enzymes.