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Poison! [electronic resource]

National Geographic Television & Film
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Evoking the awesome power of nature's toxins, this program presents case studies of people who have survived near-fatal onslaughts from some of the deadliest poisons on Earth. It also shows how modern medical technology is turning the tables to use poisons in the fight against disease. Employing sophisticated animation and photography, the film explores ways in which poison can enter the body and how the human anatomy deals with such crises-enduring nervous system dysfunction, anaphylactic shock, severe swelling, and tissue destruction. Poisons are among nature's most ancient weapons. And yet, more and more, they hold keys to our survival.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
55 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 13, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Role of Poisons in Struggle for Survival (1:11)
  • Rattlesnake Bite (1:21)
  • Man vs. Rattlesnake (1:03)
  • Snakebite: Medics on the Scene (1:19)
  • Effects of Snakebite (1:24)
  • Oxygen Treatment for Snakebite (1:05)
  • Heart Attack (1:48)
  • Electroshock for Heart Failure (0:55)
  • Snake Venom: ACE Inhibitors (0:56)
  • Nature's Poisoners: Spider Battle (1:31)
  • Tarantula's Defense (1:42)
  • Black Widow Spider (1:44)
  • Anti-Venom Injection (1:43)
  • Wasp Sting (2:02)
  • Histamine Release (1:45)
  • Anaphylactic Shock (1:13)
  • Treatment for Anaphylactic Shock (0:56)
  • Bacterial Toxins (0:51)
  • Botulinum Toxin (1:39)
  • Botulinum Toxin in War (1:03)
  • Botulinum as Remedy (1:11)
  • Botulinum and Cerebral Palsy (2:38)
  • Poisonous Newt (1:53)
  • Bullfrog vs. Newt (1:39)
  • Poisonous Puffer Fish (1:35)
  • Puffer Fish Victim (2:04)
  • Total Paralysis (1:14)
  • Paralyzed Victim (1:03)
  • Lethal Octopus (2:15)
  • Medicine Hunters (0:50)
  • Dangerous Marine Snail (2:04)
  • Sea Creatures and Pain Relief (0:41)
  • Plant Poisons (1:23)
  • Cancer-Fighting Drugs from Plants (1:10)
  • Medicine Hunters: Tropical Frontier (1:02)
  • Keys to Human Survival (1:11)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2002.
Publisher no.
40811 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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