nerve agent


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nerve agent

n.
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A chemical agent developed as a weapon of mass destruction
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nerve a·gent

(nĕrv ā'jĕnt)
Any of several highly toxic organophosphorus compounds used as chemical-warfare agents because of their ability to inhibit cholinesterase. They include the nonpersistent G agents and the persistent V agents.
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"As the parents of Det Sgt Nick Bailey, who was poisoned by the nerve agent, we fully agree that our family, as well as the families of the other victims, don't need this reminder at a time when we are all still trying to come to terms with what happened last year.
This incident was a result of the way the nerve agent was disposed of after the attack in Salisbury.
Siti Aisyah was accused of smearing a nerve agent on the North Korean leader's half brother
Drama Killing Eve, on BBC1 tonight at 9.25pm, has chilling echoes of the attempted novichok hit on the Skripals as a Russian agent uses a perfume bottle to spray nerve agent on her victim.
Skripal, a Russian military intelligence officer turned double agent for Britain, and his visiting daughter fell ill March 4 from what Britain says was a Soviet-developed nerve agent; an investigating police officer also was hospitalized for about three weeks.
Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russia's GRU military intelligence service, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, were found slumped unconscious on a bench in the southern English city of Salisbury in March after a liquid form of the Novichok type of nerve agent was applied to his home's front door.
The Metropolitan Police claimed later that the two had been exposed to Novichok, the same nerve agent that was allegedly used in the March attack on former Russian military intelligence (GRU) Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in neighboring Salisbury.
The post UK to ask Russia to extradite suspects in nerve agent attack -- reports appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Queen Elizabeth Gardens and other locations in Salisbury and nearby Amesbury were cordoned off last month after Charlie, 45, and Dawn, 44, were exposed to the nerve agent. Dawn died in hospital a week after falling ill.
Mr Rowley, 45, and his partner, Dawn Sturgess, 44, were exposed to the nerve agent last month and the mother of three died in hospital a week later.
Sturgess, 44, and her partner Charlie Rowley, 45, were poisoned eight days ago by the same Soviet-era nerve agent that afflicted former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his adult daughter, Yulia, in March.
Police have yet to identify any individuals responsible for the poisoning, and are working to establish how the latest victims - Dawn Sturgess, 44, and her partner Charlie Rowley, 45 - came into contact with the nerve agent. Mr Javid told reporters: "Clearly what we have already determined, what our expert scientists have determined, is that the nerve agent in this incident is the exact same nerve agent as was used back in March.