fluoroacetic acid


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fluoroacetic acid (FCH2COOH)

[floo͡r′ō·asē′tik, -aset′ik]
a colorless water-soluble, highly toxic compound that blocks the citric acid cycle, causing convulsions and ventricular fibrillation. It is derived from a South African tree and is used in some potent pesticides.

fluoroacetic acid

a potent cardiac poison found in dichapetalum spp., gastrolobium spp., acaciageorginae, palicourea spp.
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