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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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Sarin, or GB, is a colorless, odorless liquid, used as a chemical weapon owing to its extreme potency as a nerve agent and it has been classified as a weapon of mass destruction.
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A radical Japanese cult used Sarin in the Tokyo subway in March 1995 to kill 13 people and injure 6,000 others.
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While playing down the likely impact on jobs in the UK, Sarin admitted: "I'm not saying there is no possibility of people being affected here but we have a lot of contractors and they will go first and we will make sure that our employees are taken care of.
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Mr Sarin leaves after five years in charge and will hand over the reins to deputy chief executive Vittorio Colao.
Mr Sarin has over the past five years boosted the firm's customer base from 120m to 260m around the globe.
Mr Sarin is to step down at the end of July after five years in charge to hand over the reins to deputy chief executive Vittorio Colao.
He was predeceased by his father, Giridhari Sarin who died in September of 1996.
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