apitoxin meaning

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Venoms obtained from Apis mellifera (honey bee) and related species. They contain various enzymes,polypeptide toxins,and other substances,some of which are allergenic or immunogenic or both. These venoms were formerly used in rheumatism to stimulate the pituitary-adrenal system.


  1. Additionally, Apitoxin, or honey bee venom, can be applied via direct stings to relieve arthritis, rheumatism, polyneuritis, and asthma.
  2. "' Melittin "'is the principal active component of apitoxin ( bee venom ) and is a powerful stimulator of phospholipase A2.
  3. The sting's injection of apitoxin into the victim is accompanied by the release of alarm pheromones, a process which is accelerated if the bee is fatally injured.
  4. I find it likely that someone reading this reference desk would have an idea as to how apitoxin works, and why it would have significantly different effects on different parts of the body.
  5. Bees synthesize and employ an acidic venom ( apitoxin ) to cause pain in those that they sting to defend their hives and food stores, whereas wasps use a chemically different alkaline venom designed to paralyze prey, so it can be stored alive in the food chambers of their young.

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