After 503 people were injured in Aswan, what does scorpion venom...

After 503 people were injured in Aswan, what does scorpion venom...
After 503 people were injured in Aswan, what does scorpion venom...

After a number of people were injured in Aswan yesterday evening by scorpion stings, and Aswan University Hospital received about 503 cases of scorpion stings, Dr. Heba Youssef, Professor of Toxicology and Forensic Medicine at Port Said College of Medicine, revealed that the scorpion is one of the spiders family, and its poison contains many chemicals and resembles Neurotransmitters present in the human body, explaining that scorpion venom contains many toxins that stimulate the nervous system, the most important of which is “acetylcholine” and when the victim is bitten, a very large amount of toxins is secreted into the blood.

She said that the first poison is “neurotoxin” or neurotoxin, and it helps to secrete a type of hormone in the human body located in the adrenal gland responsible for high pressure and pulse or heart rate and helps to secrete “acetylcholine”, which helps to increase the secretion of lacrimal glands, and sweat glands.

And she explained, in statements to her, that these toxins increase the secretions of the digestive system in a very large way, stimulating the nervous system, which increases the fluid in the respiratory system in the lung, which leads to atrial swelling in the lung and causes narrowing of the airways, which leads to death if not He gets the anti-toxin serum, the person dies instantly.

She confirmed that scorpion venom contains “phospholipase.” A2“It is a type of enzyme that helps spread scorpion venom to the blood vessels in the victim’s blood, and another enzyme is secreted that dissolves the cell walls that are exposed to this poison, and it also leads to the failure to break down “acetylcholine” and acetylcholine becomes high, and constriction occurs in the vessels. blood circulation and increase its components in the nervous system.

She said that effective substances can be extracted from scorpion venom For the treatment of some diseases such as Parkinson’s, painkillers, depression drugs, and drugs that help in cosmetics, and remove scars after burns, as the substances in scorpion venom are similar to substances in the human body.

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