Venom is a biological toxin that is injected into the body to cause a reaction (often in order to protect the snake, or as a means of killing the snake’s normal prey).
The main types of venom include the following toxins:
1. Neurotoxins – which target the nervous system
2. Myotoxins, which target the muscles and cause rhabdomyolisis
3. Nephrotoxins, which damage the kidneys
4. Haemotoxins, which target the blood.