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ta·bun

(tā'bŭn),
An extremely potent cholinesterase inhibitor nerve gas; the lethal dose for humans is believed to be as low as 0.01 mg/kg; median lethal dosage (respiratory) is about 40 mg/minute/m3 for resting persons.

tabun

(tä′bo͝on′)
n.
A poisonous liquid that is soluble in organic solvents, C5H11N2O2P, used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare.
A potent cholinesterase inhibitor that phosphorylates a reactive serine residue of acetyl cholinesterase, which affects nerves, muscles, and glands
Lethal dose 0.01 mg/kg

ta·bun

(tā'bŭn)
A chemical-warfare agent originally developed as an insecticide. Its NATO code is GA.
See also: trichothecene mycotoxin

tabun

A type of nerve gas that acts by interfering with the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, thereby prolonging the action of acetylcholine and causing usually fatal overaction of the parasympathetic nervous system.

tabun

an organophosphorus compound used as a war gas.
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In the first Iranian offensive after Rumsfeld's visit, in February 1984, Iraq used not only large amounts of mustard gas but also the highly lethal nerve agent tabun.
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In fact, says d'Errico, there are Near Eastern sites, such as Tabun in Israel, that are as much as 160,000 years old and have stone tools associated with Neandertal remains.
review the chrono-stratigraphy of the Middle Paleolithic, essentially placing yet another nail in the coffin of the Tabun sequence as some kind of type section.
Third, Pyongyang is known to have chemical weapons - including sarin, tabun, phosgene and mustard gas - that it could fire with missiles and heavy artillery.
Nerve agents, such as tabun and satin, and blood agents, such as hydrogen cyanide and cyanogen chloride, have particularly lethal effects and can cause death within minutes.
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