organophosphate nerve agent


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Noun1.organophosphate nerve agent - any of a series of nerve agents containing organophosphate compounds first synthesized by German chemists in 1936; in World War II the Germans tested them in concentration camps but not on the battlefield; Iraq is alleged to have used them against Iran and against the Kurds
nerve agent, nerve gas - a toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system
GB, sarin - a highly toxic chemical nerve agent that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase
GD, soman - a nerve agent easily absorbed into the body; a lethal cholinesterase inhibitor that is highly toxic when inhaled
GA, tabun - the first known nerve agent, synthesized by German chemists in 1936; a highly toxic combustible liquid that is soluble in organic solvents and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare
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Asher, "Acetylcholinesterase-based organophosphate nerve agent sensing photonic crystal," Analytical Chemistry, vol.
A pinprick-sized drop of one organophosphate nerve agent, Sarin, is enough to kill.
Zalewska, "Identification of organophosphate nerve agents by the DMS detector," Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol.
He and his team have devised a polyurethane fiber mesh containing enzymes that lead to the production of bromine or iodine, which kill bacteria, as well as chemicals that generate compounds that detoxify organophosphate nerve agents.