Animal Venom

How venom works

Animal venom reacts with a molecule called histamine. Histamine is a nitrogen compound with a molecular formula of C5H9N3 and is found in most mammal's immune systems. When histamine reacts, it can release a suppressive effect which causes immune system disorders.

Why do animals have venom?

Animals use venom in a variety of ways. The most common of its uses are for self-defense and hunting. The strength of the venom can range from barely being felt to causing immense pain and or death in the victim.

Some examples of animals with venom