biowarfare


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bi·o·war·fare

(bī'ō-wōr'fār)
1. The use of living organisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, or fungi) or their products (e.g., toxins) in warfare.
2. A common but incorrect designation for the use of chemical or radiologic agents in warfare.
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part of once-promising, now much-criticized, biowarfare detection system, San Antonio Express-News
It is a candidate for future acquisition into the Strategic National Stockpile, the United States government's repository of critical medical supplies for biowarfare preparedness and has been developed under Fast-Track status and Orphan Drug Designation by the FDA.
Understanding sensitivity or resistance to rabies is important, she said, not only because the disease still causes 55,000 deaths a year globally, but it could also potentially be weaponized and used as a biowarfare agent.
2: Bioweapons sometimes are called biowarfare which means that intentionaluse of microorganisms or toxins derived from living organisms of as an act of war or political violence with intent to cause death or disease in human animal or in plants (1) 3: Biological warfare (BW) " also called germ warfare.
* Runaway bio-defense research without an assessment of biowarfare threat and the need for this research;
Botulinum toxin in biowarfare. JAMA 2001;285(21):2716.
Anthrax has been used as a biowarfare select agent, and there is concern regarding potential future use.
Endemic to parts of South East Asia and Northern Australia, it is considered a major tropical pathogen and Category B biowarfare agent [22,23].
When an FBI official shared a copy of the accusatory letter with a noted language-forensics expert and allowed him to compare the text with the writings of 40 biowarfare lab employees, he found a perfect match with one of those individuals.
The unleashing of biowarfare agents against Israel and the United States could bring both countries to their knees.
Pradeep, "Functional hybrid nickel nanostructures as recyclable SERS substrates: detection of explosives and biowarfare agents," Nanoscale, vol.