blood agent

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blood agent

A chemical compound, including the cyanide group, that affects bodily functions by preventing the normal utilization of oxygen by body tissues.
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They are blood agents, choking agents, blister agents and nerve agents.
choking agents (such as chlorine and phosgene), and blood agents (such
It is specifically designed to provide protection against a variety of chemical agents, including nerve, choking, blister and blood agents.
The stockpile includes between 2,500-5,000 tons of mustard gas, phosgene, blood agents, sarin, tabun and persistent nerve agents and can be delivered by long-range artillery, missiles, aircraft and naval vessels, it said.
These so-called nerve gases, which are actually all liquids at room temperature, are lethal far more quickly and in far lower concentrations than other classical chemical warfare agents, such as vesicants, choking agents and blood agents, and are effective both when inhaled and when absorbed through the skin.
They also found what Army general David Rodriquez called 'a mujahadeen chemical and biological book' with instructions and formulas for anthrax, blood agents and explosive materials.
ACCORDING to suppliers of survival equipment, the pounds 386 added to the Vale council's budget for protecting local people could buy: # Almost three top quality gas masks that can protect you against such things as ``nerve agents, blister agents, blood agents and biological warfare''.