A spokesman said: "This is vital research used to develop antidotes
which save the lives of both troops and civilians.
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BAHA: ARAB NEWSNasser Al-Ghamdi, a Saudi citizen in his 40's, was recently transferred to a local hospital after being bitten by a black widow spider only to find that the hospital did not have the antidote
needed to counteract the venom.
By identifying the specific host genes required for these toxins to attack the cell's protein 'factories', this study effectively singled out the attractive therapeutic targets from the entire human genome for developing antidotes
that could potentially be effective against any toxins that share the same mode of action.
Inadequate hospital stocking and the unavailability of essential antidotes
is a worldwide problem and prove to be potentially disastrous for patients.
With no checking mechanisms in place in the north they say it is near impossible to know what kind of poisons are being illegally brought over, making it even less possible to find an antidote
He said: "We don't feel that Antidotes
was insurmountable by any means.
Department of Health announced its nerve agent antidote
program in late February as a precaution against a possible chemical attack in the nation's capital.
Chapters cover the zoology of snakes, venom toxicology, antidotes
and immunotherapy for treating venoms, and the treatment and prevention of envenomations from first aid to advanced medical therapies.
The agents tested involved about half a dozen pharmacological classes, including common approved pharmaceuticals, nerve agents, nerve agent antidotes
, psychoactive compounds and irritants such as tear gases.
VENOM experts at the Liverpool school of tropical medicine have found a new way to make antidotes
to deadly snake bites.
Scientists are working to harness these novel compounds as antidotes
to brevetoxins or even as treatments for unrelated lung diseases, such as cystic fibrosis.
In nearly all cases of poisoning in which the health of a pregnant woman is in jeopardy and an antidote
is needed, the woman's condition takes priority over the safety of the pregnancy and she should be treated the same as would a nonpregnant woman.
Bush in late July signed a bill to develop and stockpile vaccines, and other antidotes
to biological and chemical weapons.
One of the antidotes
in the 'combo pen' is atropine, an alkaloid found in deadly nightshade which is used to block nerve agent poisoning.