Wilderness: Cone Snail Sting (cont.)
Cone Snail Pictures
Cone snail shells. Click to view larger image. Molecular model of cone snail toxin that blocks skeletal muscle sodium-channels, causing paralysis. Other toxins can block calcium channels and nicotinic acetylcholine channels in cardiac and nerve tissues. Click to view larger image.
Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery
Auerbach, P. Wilderness Medicine. Chapter 81. 6th ed. United States: Mosby, 2011.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/22/2014
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