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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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Pillay; Asphyxiants, Bites & stings, in: Text Book of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology; 14th Edition; paras Publishers, Hyderabad, India; 2004; 516-526,438.
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Le milieu de vie et la culture des regions plus rurales peuvent etre consideres comme plus stables, plus structurants et plus rassurants pour certains, mais aussi plus asphyxiants pour d'autres.
Organic solvents, metals, and chemical asphyxiants are all known to have ototoxic potential [1-3].
Le manager sans capacite de leadership doit sur-controler et finit par sous-optimiser sa gestion des ressources et sous-exploiter des opportunites : << We are overmanaged but underled >> ecrivait Bennis, qui repercutait le sentiment d'exasperation d'employes et des cadres peu inspires mais asphyxiants par les controles.
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
Chemical weapons are categorized by the symptoms they induce as nerve agents, blister or mustard agents (also known as vesicants), choking agents and asphyxiants.
de grouillements de larves, de pataugeages dans je ne sais quels fonds bourbeux qui degagent des miasmes asphyxiants, dans je ne sais quelles vases putrides ou l'on s'enlise" (42 my emphases).
Some chemicals are short-term toxins; that is, they are irritants or asphyxiants or have acute metabolic effects.
asphyxiants, irritants, systemic toxins, reproductive toxins, carcinogens).
Outre la degradation des atouts portuaires et infrastructurels, la cherte des carburants atteignant des seuils asphyxiants des frais de production, demeure une epee de Damocles qui hante les operateurs, deja en difficulte devant le surnombre de la flottille et la penurie du poisson.