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LATRODECTUS MACTANS

(lat-m)

(Spider) The bite produces tetanic effects that last several days. A picture of ANGINA PECTORIS is presented by the action of the drug. The precordial region seems to be the center of attack. Constriction of chest muscles, with radiation to shoulders and back. Lowered coagulability.

Head
Anxiety. Screams with pain. Pain in neck to back of head. Occipital pain.

Respiratory
Extreme apnoea. Gasping respiration. Fears losing breath.

Chest
Violent, precordial pain extending to the axillae and down the arm and forearm to fingers, with numbness of the extremity. Pulse feeble and rapid. Sinking sensation at the Cramping pain from chest to abdomen.

Extremities
Pain in left arm, feels paralyzed. Weakness of legs followed by cramps in the abdominal muscles. Paresthesia of lower limbs.

Skin
Coldness of whole surface. Skin cold as marble.

Relationship
Compare: LATRODECTUA HASAETTI- New South Wales Black Spider-(Long lasting effects seem to indicate it as a "CHRONIC" blood poisoning. Arrests intense pain in pyemia. Great oedema in neighborhood of wound; paralysis of limbs, with great wasting of muscles. Violent, darting, burning pains preceding paralysis; vertigo, tendency to fall forward; septicaemic conditions; constant delusion of FLYING. Loss of memory. Roaring noises.) ARANEA; MYGALE; THERIDION; LATRODECTUS KALIPO-New Zealand spider- (lymphangitis and nervous twitchings, scarlet burning eruption.) TRIATEMA-Kissing bug -(Swelling with violent itching of fingers and toes. Smothering sensation and difficult breathing succeeded by fainting and rapid pulse.)

Dose
Sixth potency.