Name: Black mamba Dendroaspis polylepis
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Black mamba bite packs potent painkiller
The black mamba, Dendroaspis polylepis polylepis, is one of the most lethal snakes on Earth. But a team of researchers in France found that compounds in the snake’s venom have the same pain-banishing effect on mice that morphine does.
Deadly snake venom delivers pain relief
He and his colleagues identified the proteins from the black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) after testing about 50 different animal venoms. The team found that mice injected with mambalgins could withstand hot water on their tails and paws for about twice ...