Venom of the Stonefish Synanceja verrucosa

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Science  30 Jan 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3344, pp. 272-274
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3344.272-a


Moderate doses in rabbits produced hypotension, increased respiratory rate, and myocardial injury. Respiratory arrest occurred with fatal doses when the blood pressure had declined to very low values. The active substance (or substances) was nondialyzable, and the potency of the protein-containing lyophilized or glycerol-treated extracts was maintained well on prolonged storage.