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nerve gas

n.
Any of various poisonous compounds, dispersed in vapor or aerosol form, that interfere with the functioning of nerves by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase. Also called nerve agent.
A chemical agent developed as a weapon of mass destruction

nerve gas

See Nerve agent.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics protested the administration's decision on the nerve gas pesticide, but officials sided with industry over doctors.
Likewise, former Navy Seabee (combat engineer) Reservist Nick Roberts claims to have contracted his lymphoma within weeks of what he claims was a nerve gas attack.
Mr Maddison died in 1953 after 200mg of Sarin nerve gas was dripped on to his arm in tests at the Porton Down laboratories in Wiltshire.
April 24, 1997 -- Asahara pleads not guilty to all charges, except for a VX nerve gas attack on a man.
His lawyers argued Asahara had lost control over his flock by the time of the March 20, 1995, attack with the nerve gas, sarin.
BEFORE the war, British and American troops massing on the Kuwait border were shown wearing sophisticated, protective masks in readiness for a nerve gas or chemical attack.
Mr Maddison from Swindon, Wiltshire, died after he was allegedly given a 200mg dose of sarin nerve gas in May 1953 at the MOD's Porton Down laboratories on Salisbury Plain.
The AUM Shinrikyo cult's guru Shoko Asahara's 12 court appointed lawyers continued their cross examinations of witnesses and evidence on a nerve gas attack in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, before the Tokyo District Court on Thursday as the trial began its 100th session.
According to Rifkin, however, "There's a whole range of really critical environmental questions that are not even dealt with in a perfunctory fashion." He says the EIS "doesn't deal at all with mass evacuation, mass quarantine or emergency medical treatment." An accidental release of nerve gas from the proving ground killed 6,000 sheep in 1968.
The haul included a Geiger counter, nerve gas simulators, gas masks and protective suits.
The discovery included a geiger counter, nerve gas simulators and protective suits.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina: A former Army officer quoted in a June 1998 story that accused US commandos of using nerve gas to hunt down defectors during the Vietnam War, sued three media groups for more than $100 million.