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Snake venom: Quiz


Question 1: Symptoms of a bite from these snakes are nausea and internal bleeding, and one could die from a ________ and respiratory collapse.
Subarachnoid hemorrhageEpidural hematomaIntracranial hemorrhageCerebral hemorrhage

Question 2: Phosphodiesterases are used to interfere with the prey's cardiac system, mainly to lower the ________.
Circulatory systemRenin-angiotensin systemBlood pressureVasodilation

Question 3: In the proteroglyphous ________, the fangs are tubular, but are short and do not possess the mobility seen in vipers.
Sea snakePythonidaeElapidaeSnake

Question 4: The comparatively innocent Indo-Malay Lachesis alluded to above have enormous fangs, whilst the smallest fangs are found in the most justly dreaded of all snakes, the ________.
ElapidaeIndian OceanPacific OceanSea snake

Question 5: The pulse becomes extremely feeble, and slight ________ and restlessness may be seen.
PleurisyShortness of breathCoughHemoptysis

Question 6: Note that snake venoms are generally not dangerous when ingested, and are therefore not technically ________.
Lead poisoningMercury poisoningPoisonArsenic poisoning

Question 7: In severe cases, which occur mostly in children, the pulse may become imperceptible and the extremities cold; the patient may pass into ________.
ComaAmnesiaICD-10 Chapter XVIII: Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findingsPersistent vegetative state

Question 8: In ________, serum prepared with the venom of the New World pit viper Lachesis lanceolatus is without action on Crotalus venom.
PortugalMozambiqueEast TimorBrazil

Question 9: The snake tends to aim for the eyes of a perceived threat; a direct hit can cause temporary shock and blindness through severe inflammation of the ________ and conjunctiva.
ScleraIris (anatomy)RetinaCornea

Question 10: ________ causes hemolysis through esterolysis of red cell membranes and promotes muscle necrosis.
Phospholipase CDiacylglycerol lipaseAlkaline phosphatasePhospholipase A2


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