Definition of Nerve agent

1. Noun. A toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system.

Exact synonyms: Nerve Gas
Generic synonyms: Agent, Poison Gas
Specialized synonyms: Vx Gas, Organophosphate Nerve Agent



Definition of Nerve agent

1. Noun. (alternative name of nerve gas) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nerve Agent

neropteral
nerts
nertz
nerval
nervate
nervation
nervations
nervature
nervatures
nerve
nerve-ending
nerve-racking
nerve-shaken
nerve-shredding
nerve-wracking
nerve agent (current term)
nerve agents
nerve avulsion
nerve biopsy
nerve block
nerve block anaesthesia
nerve block anesthesia
nerve cell
nerve cell body
nerve cells
nerve center
nerve centers
nerve centre
nerve compression
nerve compression syndromes

Literary usage of Nerve agent

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1. Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: Final Report edited by Joyce C Laslof, Marguerite Knox, John D Baldeschwieler (1997)
"The effects of nerve agent poisoning (figure 4-1) are virtually identical to ... Data on human effects of CW nerve agent poisoning derive largely from human ..."

2. U. S. Dual-Use Exports to Iraq and Their Impact on the Health of the Persian by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"G - non-persistent nerve agent V - persistent nerve agent H - mustard or blister agent L - lewisite or blister agent CX - choking agent CK - blood agent AC ..."

3. Review of the Department of Defense Research Program on Low-Level Exposures by Best, Committee on Toxicology, NetLibrary, Inc, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences (2005)
"Thus, the committee recommends making more efforts to correlate either alkyl phosphonates or regenerated nerve agent with physiological effects and making ..."

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