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lew·is·ite

(lū'i-sīt),
A toxic gas used in warfare. It is a vesicant, a lung irritant like mustard gas; a systemic poison entering the circulation through the lungs or skin, and a mitotic poison arresting mitosis in the metaphase; dimercaprol is the antidote.
[W. Lee Lewis]

lewisite

[lo̅o̅′isīt]
Etymology: Winford L. Lewis, American chemist, 1878-1943
2-chlorovinyl arsine, a poisonous blister gas used in World War I that causes irritation of the lungs, dyspnea, damage to the tissues of the respiratory tract, tears, and pain.
An organoarsenic compound developed as a vesicating chemical weapon, and manufactured by the US and Japan; it causes chemical burns or blisters of the skin and mucosa—e.g., conjunctiva, lacrimation, and pulmonary irritation and erosion— and liver necrosis

Lew·i·site

(L) (lū'is-īt)
A chemical warfare vesicant (NATO Code L) that contains arsenic; developed near the end of World War I but produced mostly in Russia.

lew·is·ite

(lū'i-sīt)
A vesicant toxic gas used in warfare.

lewisite

an arsenical mustard; used as a war gas. The possibility of arsenic poisoning in animals by this means now seems remote. The chief claim for the product in recent times is the production of an antidote which has come into general use for poisoning by metals; known as British antilewisite or BAL.
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Some residents filed a civil action suit against the Army for alleged health disorders associated with lewisite end ether agents, but in 2003 US District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle ruled that the residents could not hold the government responsible because there is no evidence that the burial of chemical weapons violated Army policy at the time.
VA invites veterans to file disability compensation claims for any condition related to service, including exposure to mustard agents and Lewisite.
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We learned to identify CW agents: phosgene smelled of new-mown hay; lewisite of geraniums; and mustard gas of, well, mustard.
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