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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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A UN-OPCW investigative team blamed Syrian government forces for an alleged Sarin Chemical attack nearby Khan Sheikhoun on April 4, 2017 that killed scores of people, (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/watchdog-sarin-chlorine-likely-used-in-syria-in-march-2017/2018/06/13/9d01c882-6f21-11e8-b4d8-eaf78d4c544c_story.html?utm_term=.0af56c55bf2c) The Washington post reported.
These analysts have all focused on the technical aspects of the two attacks and found them not to be consistent with the use of nation-state quality Sarin munitions.
Erdem also claimed at a press conference in October that the government was blocking an investigation into Turkey's role in sending toxic sarin gas used in an attack on civilians in Syria in 2013.
Fabius said that on France's behalf he handed Sellstrom the results of analyses carried out in their laboratory, adding that the analyses demonstrated the presence of sarin gas in the samples in their possession.
With regard to these elements France now is certain that sarin gas has been used in Syria on several occasions in a localized manner," he said in a statement.
June 27, 1994 -- AUM members release sarin nerve gas in Matsumoto, Nagano Pref., killing seven and seriously injuring four others.
Sarin, who started as chief executive in 2003, spent much of that year embroiled in board wrangling over slow growth and huge asset write-downs.
Mobile phone giant Vodafone yesterday brought back Vittorio Colao as deputy chief executive and head of its European unit, fuelling talk it is preparing the ground to replace beleaguered chief executive Arun Sarin.
The figures will heap more pressure on boss Arun Sarin (above), who faces an angry backlash from shareholders at today's AGM.
The prospect of a record special dividend for a British company emerged after Arun Sarin indicated that the successful sale of Vodafone's Japanese subsidiary would prompt it to consider the best way of returning cash to shareholders.
Chand Lal Sarin made her desperate 56-mile journey when she was aged just 12, with her stepmother, aunts, uncles and friends.
Ronald Maddison, 20, died after being exposed to sarin in 1953.