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The introduction of venom into a body by means of the bite or sting of a venomous animal.


n. 1. envenenamiento por picadura de un miembro de la clase Artropoda: cangrejos, langostas, arañas, etc;
2. acto de introducir un agente venenoso por medio de una mordida, picadura, u otra forma inyectable.


n envenenamiento (de origen animal)
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[Is administration of antivenin necessary for all cases of scorpion envenomation? A case report].
Snakebite envenomation is not an uncommon issue in Taiwan.
In the Middle Ages it was a practice by herbalists and physicians to treat cases of poisoning and envenomation with a more powerful poison, such as Aconite, with some quite dramatic results.
After scorpion envenomation a cascade of inflammatory responses occurs immediately (Fabiano et al., 2008), including initiation of antibodies production against venom antigens and induction of a wide variety of cytokines and other mediators of inflammation by T lymphocytes (Mosmann et al., 2005).
Previous studies on snake bites in the country have mainly focused on identifying offending snake species, assessing the severity of envenomation and testing the efficacy of antivenom.
A regional randomized controlled study found that topical lidocaine was an effective and safe treatment for scorpion stings associated with pain in patients with no systemic signs and symptoms of envenomation. (11) In the same study, some of the providers thought that oral and intravenous analgesia were better treatments than local anesthesia for pain management.
These antivenins are found in the pharmacies of most hospitals where snake envenomation is endemic.
Besides affecting the site of the bite, the snake bite envenomation affects the nervous system, kidneys, heart, blood coagulability, and vascular endothelium.
"The treatment depends on the patients, and usually, we follow the national poisoning guidelines," Al Abri said, adding, "There is an anti-venom available for scorpion and snake envenomation and it is used depending on the toxicity, as mild cases may not need it." "Patients get observed in the emergency department for progression of toxicity even if they present mild symptoms, and if they need an anti-venom, they get admitted for further monitoring," added Al Abri.
Neuroparalysis due to envenomation by common cobra (Naja naja) and common krait (Bungarus caeruleus) is a common life-threatening medical emergency in India (1).