Facts About Snake Venom

Types of Venom 1 of 9

There are many types of snake venom, but the following four categories are worth knowing:

  • Hemotoxic Venoms -- attack the cardiovascular system, circulatory system and muscle tissues, thus directly leading to heart failures
  • Neurotoxic Venoms -- go after the central nervous system and brain
  • Cytotoxic Venoms -- destroy cells, blood vessels, and tissues
  • Myotoxic Venoms -- cause severe muscle damage and paralysis