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arsine

 [ahr´sēn]
any of several colorless, volatile arsenical bases that are highly toxic and carcinogenic; the most common one is AsH3, arsenous hydride. Some of their compounds have been used in warfare, and a major industrial use is in the production of microelectronic components. Inhalation leads to massive red blood cell hemolysis with secondary renal failure and jaundice. A garliclike odor may be noted with high concentrations.

ar·sine

(ar'sēn),
A cell and blood poison, many organic derivatives of which have been used in chemical warfare.

arsine

/ar·sine/ (ahr´sēn) any member of a group of volatile arsenical bases; the typical is AsH3, a carcinogenic and very poisonous gas; some of its compounds have been used in warfare.

arsine

[ahr′sēn]
any of several colorless, volatile arsenical bases that are highly toxic and carcinogenic; the most common one is AsH3, arsenous trihydride. Some of these compounds have been used in warfare, and a major industrial use is in the production of microelectronic components. Inhalation leads to massive red blood cell hemolysis with secondary renal failure and jaundice. A garliclike odor may be noted with high concentrations. Initial symptoms include headache, vertigo, and nausea.