Chemical Warfare Agents

Chemical Warfare Agents

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Intended for toxicologists, pharmacologists and chemists, particularly those in defense-related industries, and environmental scientists, this book presents a comprehensive examination of chemical warfare agents. These include nerve agents, mustard, cyanide, phosgene, organoarsenics, lacrimators and defoliating agents. Coverage includes the chemistry, toxicity, mechanism of action and treatment of measures, as well as historical, sociopsychological and public health aspects. Protection for civilian populations is also discussed.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 415 pages
  • 159 x 236 x 25.4mm | 808g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0126546207
  • 9780126546200

Table of contents

Sociopsychological perspective of chemical warfare, V.P. Singh; toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics of mustard, S.M. Somani; clinical considerations in mustard poisoning, F.R. Sidell and C.G. Hurst; toxicodynamics of nerve agents, S.M. Somani, et al; behavioural effects of low dose nerve agents, S.L. Hartgraves and M.R. Murphy; clinical considerations in nerve agent intoxication, F.R. Sidell; use of enzymes as pretreatment drugs for organophosphate toxicity, D.M. Maxwell and B.P. Doctor; toxicodynamics of cyanide, J.L. Borowitz, et al; toxicodynamics of phosgene, B.B. Mathur and G. Krishna; toxicodynamics or organoarsenics, G.L. Trammell; toxicodynamics of riot control agents (lacrimators), H.Hu; toxicodynamics of herbicides (defoliating agents), C.N. Corder, et al; public health aspects of chemical warfare agents, S.S. Leffingwell; civil emergencies involving chemical warfare agents - medical considerations, F.R. Siddell; protecting civilian populations during chemical agent emergencies, G.O. Rogers, et al; biological warfare agents - an overview, D.L. Bunner.
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