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asphyxiant

 [as-fik´se-ant]
any substance capable of producing asphyxia.

as·phyx·i·ant

(as-fik'sē-ănt),
1. Producing asphyxia. Synonym(s): asphyxiating
2. Anything, especially a gas, that produces asphyxia.

asphyxiant

(ăs-fĭk′sē-ənt)
adj.
Inducing or tending to induce asphyxia.
n.
A substance, such as a toxic gas, or an event, such as drowning, that induces asphyxia.

asphyxiant

A gas or vapor that compromises availability of O2 for breathing, by either displacing O2–eg, CO2 or by replacing O2–eg, carbon monoxide

asphyxiant

any substance capable of producing asphyxia.
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Organic solvents, metals, and chemical asphyxiants are all known to have ototoxic potential [1-3].
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It covers emergency treatment for poisoning by a wide variety of agents, including acetaminophen, alcohols and glycols, antiarrhythmic agents, anticonvulsants, antihypertensives, antimicrobials, antipsychotics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, corrosives, cocaine, digitalis, heavy metal, hydrocarbons, iron, local anesthetics, neuromuscular blockers, NSAIDs, opioids, sedatives and systematic asphyxiants.
Et les vieux Francais, qu'on a empoisonnes avec des gaz asphyxiants, a l'allemande durant un siecle sont assez idiots ou assez pleutres pour ne pas rendre a l'ennemi la monnaie de sa piece
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asphyxiants, irritants, systemic toxins, reproductive toxins, carcinogens).