pulmonary agent

(redirected from Choking agent)

pul·mon·ar·y a·gent

(pul'mŏ-nār-ē ā'jĕnt)
A toxic chemical-warfare agent that affects the respiratory tract, especially the respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts, and alveoli. These agents, such as phosgene (CG), can lead to shortness of breath and pulmonary edema.
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Chlorine is a choking agent whose use as a chemical weapon dates back to World War One.
The witnesses consistently described the clinical signs and symptoms of exposure to a choking agent [also known as a lung or pulmonary agent] by victims," the report says.
Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, or UNMOVIC, office with an inventory number that was later matched to records indicating it could be phosgene, a chemical substance used extensively in World War I as a choking agent.
The COBRA facility uses stannous chloride, a choking agent, to confirm an APR fit.
The new detector offers real-time, nerve, blood, blister and choking agent detection at, or immediately below, dangerous concentration levels.
Such accounts appear to suggest that a choking agent could have been used, said Patricia Lewis, research director of international security at the British think tank Chatham House.
minimal ability to test the public for exposure to chemicals, including common industrial chemicals such as phosgene, a choking agent regularly used in pharmaceuticals, metal welding and dye manufacturing, and arsine, a blood agent used in the manufacturing of computer chips and fiber optics.
But when masks began to be employed against the nonpersistent choking agents of 1916, only half the number of casualties were reported--despite the fact that more than twice as much agent was used.
The LCD can detect a wide range of chemical warfare agents including nerve, blister, blood and choking agents.
The most common materials used in toxic warfare are irritants, choking agents, water-supply contaminates, and incendiary gases and liquids.
Detection of nerve, blister, blood and choking agents, which is relatively easy to perform; and