Definition of envenomation in English:

envenomation

noun

Medicine Zoology
  • See envenomate

    • ‘Immediately life-threatening conditions such as hypotension or shock occur in only about 7 percent of envenomations.’
    • ‘The trauma alone creates problems for patients, but the injury can be complicated by envenomation.’
    • ‘For any eastern coral snake bite with possible envenomation, three to five vials of Antivenin should be administered immediately.’
    • ‘Initial treatment of envenomation involves preventing further toxin release by removing any remaining tentacles or other retained animal parts.’
    • ‘Local symptoms of nematocyst envenomation from jellyfish stings include burning pain, erythema, edema, urticaria, and bullae formation, all of which can progress to skin necrosis.’