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What If You Drank Snake Venom?

What If You Drank Snake Venom?

When a venomous snake sinks its fangs, a complex mixture of toxic proteins, enzymes and other molecular substances is injected straight into your bloodstream. This is to disable you and break down your cells and tissues so you are easier to digest. So would one sip of snake venom be your last? What does snake venom consist of? How would swallowing it be different than being bitten? What is coagulopathy?

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