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vesicant

 [ves´ĭ-kant]
1. producing blisters.
2. an agent that produces blisters.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ves·i·cant

(ves'i-kănt),
An agent that produces a vesicle.
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vesicant

(vĕs′ĭ-kənt)
n.
A blistering agent, especially mustard gas, used in chemical warfare.
adj.
Causing blisters.
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ves·i·cant

(ves'i-kănt)
An agent that produces a vesicle.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ves·i·cant

(ves'i-kănt)
An agent that produces a vesicle.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Vesicants have more severe effects on children than adults, in part because children have thinner skin and are closer to the ground, where mustard vapors collect.
Despite 75 years of scientific research, no specific antidote has been discovered lot vesicants like mustard gas.
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However, chest radiographs and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) can be used to assess long-term, chronic damage to the lungs in those injured by vesicant weapons.
Sulfur mustard is considered a vesicant because of its blistering properties, which affect the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract (29).
In addition to measuring sulfur mustard and its degradation products, adducts formed by alkylation of hemoglobin (40), serum albumin (41), and DNA (42) have been identified and considered as potential biomarkers for exposure to this vesicant. The hemoglobin adducts were measured by electrospray ionization liquid chromatography-MS-MS, whereas analysis of the alkylated products of serum albumin involved the binding of 14C-labeled sulfur mustard to the protein and MS analysis of the cysteine adducts (40, 41).
Concentrations of mustard gas [bis(2-chloroethyl)sulfide] in the tissues of a victim of a vesicant exposure.
A related term, extravasation, is defined as the unplanned administration of a vesicant solution or medication into surrounding tissue (Intravenous Nurses Society, 1998a,b).
2) Continuous vesicant chemotherapy or dextrose solution greater than 15% will be given via a central line.
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