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sa·rin

(zah-rēn'),
A nerve poison similar to diisopropyl fluorophosphate and tetraethyl pyrophosphate; a potent irreversible cholinesterase inhibitor and a more toxic nerve gas than tabun or soman.
[Ger.]

sarin

(sâr′ĭn)
n.
A poisonous liquid, C4H10FO2P, that inhibits the activity of acetylcholinesterase and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare.
A nerve agent, chemically related to certain insecticides—e.g., malathion—which was developed as a chemical weapon by the Germans in 1936
Mechanism Sarin is an anticholinesterase that affects nerves, muscles, and glands
Route Aerosol, skin contact; one drop may be fatal
Management Atropine, PAM

Sarin

GB, isopropyl methylphosphonofluoridate Military medicine A nerve gas, chemically related to certain insecticides–eg, malathion, developed as a chemical weapon by the Germans in 1936 Mechanism Sarin is an anticholinesterase that affects nerves, muscles, glands Route Aerosol, skin contact; one drop may be fatal Clinical Pinpoint pupils, severe headache, drooling, N&V, convulsions, severe dyspnea, respiratory paralysis Treatment Atropine, PAM. See Chemical warfare. Cf Tabun.

sa·rin

(GB) (zah'rēn)
A nonpersistent nerve agent developed by Germany during World War II. Its NATO code is GB, and it was used in the large-scale terrorist attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995.
See also: Adamsite, bromobenzylcyanide, CA, CN, Cr, Cs, vomiting agent
[Ger.]

sarin

The cholinesterase inhibitor substance isopropylmethylphosphonofluoridate that has been used as a military and terrorist nerve gas agent. Exposure to minute quantities in the inspired air or absorbed through the skin causes breathing difficulty, cyanosis, running nose, salivation, profuse sweating and vomiting, constricted pupils, major tonic-clonic convulsions, coma and death.
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