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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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Soon after, another excavation at a different residence unearthed 380 shells, several 50-gallon drums and 40 bottles, most containing mustard gas or lewisite.
The actual and potential existence of surface contamination by lewisite, mustard gas and ordnance is present at levels above which there are assessed to be moderate risks of adverse effects to health.
In 2005, it finished disposing of more than 1,143 tons of yperite, lewisite and their mixtures.
And lastly, while geraniums look pleasant in a bed, Beware their smell in wartime - if it's Lewisite - you're dead.
Some authors regard pederin as a natural mimic of vesicating warfare agents such as mustard and Lewisite.
2]EDTA), British Anti Lewisite (BAL), sodium 2,3-dimercaptopropane 1-sulfonate (DMPS), meso 2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) etc.
The exclusion criteria for experimental and epidemiologic studies were a) no original research (reviews, editorials, nonresearch letters); b) studies performed only on people with diabetes, including case reports; c) lack of outcomes related to diabetes or glucose metabolism; d) no data on arsenic exposure; e) experiments in nonmammalian cells, or noncellular experiments; f) animal studies administering a single dose of arsenic; and g) culture cell experiments using lewisite or oxophenylarsine.
The area at Bowes Moor, County Durham is contaminated with mustard gas, phosgene and lewisite, a classified MoD report leaked to the Mirror revealed.
Certain disabilities will be presumed to be combat-related when a VA disability rating indicates that disability is rated on the basis of exposure to radiation, mustard gas or lewisite, Agent Orange, or diseases associated with Persian Gulf service.
This group of chemical warfare agents includes sulfur mustard, Lewisite [dichloro(2-chlorovinyl)arsine], and nitrogen mustards.
An examination by the Self-Defense Forces had earlier indicated that the shells are flammable poison-gas bombs with a mixture of yperite, better known as mustard gas, and lewisite detected in one of them.
Our report quoted some veterans about the possible testing of lewisite and nerve agents on San Jose, but this was not backed up with any documentary evidence.