Definition: Venoms from snakes of the family Elapidae, including cobras, kraits, mambas, coral, tiger, and Australian snakes. The venoms contain polypeptide toxins of various kinds, cytolytic, hemolytic, and neurotoxic factors, but fewer enzymes than viper or crotalid venoms. Many of the toxins have been characterized.
/antag permitted but consider also ANTIVENINS; /enzymol permitted; note that BUNGAROTOXINS; COBRA NEUROTOXINS; COBRA VENOMS & other specifics are available; TN 241: common & scientific names of various elapids
ExamplesBungarotoxins; Cobra Venoms
Other names Venoms, Elapid; Venom, Elapid; Elapid Venom