Snake, Brazil, Capitoral
Name: Cheryl L
I was wondering what snake found in Brazil, very
poisonous, that the venom is used to make a blood pressure medicine named
Capitoral (Caporal) not for sure about the spelling. the snake is a
yellowish brown with black spots. we saw this snake on the discovery channel
Saturday and forgot the name. I believe it started with an "R" and ended with
gold. Not to for sure though. Thank you for your help.
I am sorry to say but probably you are going into some confusion. There
are a snake in Brasil called jararaca which venom is being studied in order
to prepare a anti-hypertension medicine . The generic name of the active drug
is Evasin ( from endogenous vasopeptidase inhibitor) and was developed by
Coinfar Lab from Brasil.
You can find informations and very beautiful pictures of Jararaca at:
By other hand there is a medicine that is fully used against hypertension
and that is called brand name: Capoten, generic:captopril and that is
a synthetic drug.
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(Dr. Mabel Rodrigues)
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