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The Taiwan habu is a very venomous snake whose venom contains proteases that cleave angiotensin I and releases bradykinin in the plasma. What would be the direct and indirect results to a human who has been bitten by this snake?

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Running Head: VENOM EFFECTS ON CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

Venom Effects on Circulatory System
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The Taiwan habu is a very venomous snake whose venom contains proteases that cleave
angiotensin I and releases bradykinin in the plasma. What would be the direct and indirect
results to a human who has been bitten by this snake?
If a human is bitten by a Taiwan habu, the venom of that snake has adverse effects on the
circulatory system of the blood. It is because proteases contained in the venom can interfere with
the normal functioning of the angiotensin I and bradykinin hormones. Angiotensin I regulates the
flow of blood in the body and maintains optimal blood pressure (Péterfi, Boda, Szabó, Ferencz,
& Bába, 2019). Bradykinin hormone maintains low blood pressure. It causes the vessels to
expand while managing the pain reaction mechanism in the body. However, exposure ...

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