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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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2000): "Datation par la thermoluminescence de la base du gisement paleolithique de Tabun (Mont Carmel, Israel)", CR Acad.
In another study, adenosine agonists reduced mortality from experimental animal models of tabun or sarin intoxication but were ineffective against VX or parathion (60).
By the end of the second World War, the Germans had developed sarin, a nerve gas far more potent than tabun.
The troops were constantly exposed to low level toxic exposure to nerve gases--soman, tabun and sarin--mustard gas, radiation and biological weapons.
Radioactive and biological weapons are also believed to have been dumped in the area as well as poison Mustard Gas and Nerve gasses such as Tabun and Sarin.
Ronen, "ESR Dating of Archaeologically Relevant Authigenic Terrestrial Apatite Veins from Tabun Cave, Israel.
And contrary to their designation as "weapons of mass destruction," anthrax and satin, as well as mustard gas, VX, tabun, and a host of other high-tech horrors, are more accurately called simply "weapons.
The following statement summarized the government's case for war: "Our assessment is that Iraq has the capability to produce the chemical agents mustard gas, tabun, sarin, cyclosarin, and VX, and the biological [agents] anthrax, botulinum toxin, aflatoxin, and ricin.
Tabun, the first nerve gas, was developed by Nazi scientists during the 1930s.
In fact, sodium cyanide is used to produce the gas tabun, not sarin.
Researchers at NIST have developed microsensors that detect nmol/mol quantities of chemical warfare agents (CWAs), including sarin (GB), tabun (GA) and sulfur mustard (HD).
Redimbo of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also suggests a system that can be engineered to detoxify chemical weapons, including sarin, soman, tabun, and VX gases.