tabun


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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.
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while tabun treatment can occur up to several hours after exposure.
The K-oximes were basically targeted for Tabun and other OP nerve agents,31 but tests were extended for pesticides-induced AChE inhibition and found promising potential.
In the mid-1990s, Needham recognized the potential threat of chemical warfare agents, such as nerve agents, and implemented a program to develop and validate methodology to measure metabolites of the five most common nerve agents: sarin, soman, tabun, cyclosarin, and VX.
Este es, por ejemplo, el caso del analisis de Weaver y Hublin (2009) sobre el parto en los Neandertales a partir de la reconstruccion de una pelvis femenina neandertal de Tabun. En este caso, las inferencias sobre el parto derivan de consideraciones de indole mecanica que, por ello, tienen validez universal.
The Syrian arsenal is said to be comprised mostly of large amounts of Sarin in addition to tabun, mustard gas and is reportedly producing and weaponizing VX, though the exact volumes of weapons in the arsenal are unknown.
(2) Fue Schraeder quien desarrollo los compuestos organofosforados para la utilization como insecticidas agricolas, posteriormente se utilizaron en la Segunda Guerra Mundial como agentes quimicos de guerra (sarin, soman y tabun).
This tabun or 'house of bread' plays an important role for the women who have built it.
In March 1988, Iraqi jets swooped over the village of Halabja and sprayed it with a deadly mix of mustard gas and the nerve agents Tabun, Sarin and VX.
Dentre os agentes neurotoxicos do tipo G, o tabun foi sintetizado pela primeira vez na Alemanha em 1936, enquanto o sarin e o soman foram descobertos no mesmo pais em 1938 e em 1944, respectivamente [113].
-- In its 1936 invasion, Japan uses chemical weapons against China; in the same year, a German chemical lab produces the first nerve agent, Tabun;