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  ChemicalAgent

Sigma KEE - ChemicalAgent
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ChemicalAgent
Synthetic compounds that are not an analogue of anything occurring naturally and that can result in serious burns, paralysis, and death to Organisms.
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Parents (ComplementFn OrganicObject)
  BiochemicalAgent A BiologicalAgent or a ChemicalAgent.
  substance biologique active A Substance that is capable of inducing a change in the structure or functioning of an Organism. This Class includes Substances used in the treatment, diagnosis, prevention or analysis of normal and abnormal body function. This Class also includes Substances that occur naturally in the body and are administered therapeutically. Finally, BiologicallyActiveSubstance includes Nutrients, most drugs of abuse, and agents that require special handling because of their toxicity.
  substance compos´┐Że The Class of Substances that contain two or more elements (ElementalSubstances) in definite proportion by weight. The composition of a pure compound will be invariant, regardless of the method of preparation. Compounds are composed of more than one kind of atom (element). The term molecule is often used for the smallest unit of a compound that still retains all of the properties of the compound. Examples: Table salt (sodium chloride, NaCl), sugar (sucrose, C_{12}H_{22}O_{11}), and water (H_2O).
Children BlisterAgentChemicalAgents that affect eyes, lungs, and skin. BlisterAgents are so named because they cause blistering of the skin. They may also cause blindness and respiratory damage.
 BloodAgentA CompoundSubstance that prevents the normal use of oxygen by bodily tissues. BloodAgents are highly volatile and disperse easily in the open air.
 ChokingAgentChemicalAgents designed to cause the lungs to fill with fluid, which can result in the victim choking to death. ChokingAgents are heavy gases that are less effective than other ChemicalAgents because they can be easily dissipated by a slight wind.
 IncapacitatingAgentChemicalAgents that are designed to cause temporary disability in victims.
 NerveAgentThese ChemicalAgents are easily absorbed into the mucous membranes of humans and inactivate the essential enzyme acetylcholinesterase, bringing about paralysis of the respiratory and central nervous systems.


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