pulmonary agent

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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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Based on witness statements and "material evidence received and analysed by the Commission," the draft stated, the dead showed "an array of symptoms consistent with exposure to a choking agent, including signs of foaming at the mouth and nose, blue skin indicating impaired blood circulation, meiosis (constriction of the pupils), as well as some cases of dilated (wide open) pupils."
Based on witness statements and "material evidence received and analyzed by the Commission," the draft said the dead showed "an array of symptoms consistent with exposure to a choking agent, including signs of foaming at the mouth and nose, blue skin indicating impaired blood circulation, meiosis (constriction of the pupils), as well as some cases of dilated (wide open) pupils."
The OPCW considers chlorine a "choking agent" and notes that it was used in World War I, although it - like phosgene and hydrogen cyanide - is a key ingredient in "numerous commercial products".
The bleach-like smell indicated possible exposure to a choking agent, chlorine, which was used by the Germans during World War I.
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.
exposure to a high dose of choking agent. Administration of
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.
Yet irritated eyes and severe choking is likely caused by a choking agent. Each has a different reaction time and a tiny treatment window.
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.