Definition of Nerve gas

1. Noun. A toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system.

Exact synonyms: Nerve Agent
Generic synonyms: Agent, Poison Gas
Specialized synonyms: Vx Gas, Organophosphate Nerve Agent

Definition of Nerve gas

1. Noun. A toxic chemical compound and banned weapon of mass destruction which, when inhaled or ingested, impairs nervous system functions, typically causing extreme physical distress and death by asphyxiation. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nerve Gas

nerve cord
nerve deafness
nerve decompression
nerve degeneration
nerve end
nerve ending
nerve endings
nerve entrapment
nerve fascicle
nerve fiber
nerve fibers
nerve fibre
nerve fibres
nerve field
nerve force
nerve gas (current term)
nerve gases
nerve graft
nerve growth cone
nerve growth factor
nerve growth factor antiserum
nerve growth factors
nerve implantation
nerve impulse
nerve impulses
nerve net
nerve nets
nerve of external acoustic meatus
nerve of pterygoid canal
nerve of smell

Literary usage of Nerve gas

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"One PCP now working in a public health service program in Alaska said it was worth coming to the conference "just to find that there was a nucleus nerve gas ..."

2. U. S. Dual-Use Exports to Iraq and Their Impact on the Health of the Persian by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"The plant was also capable of manufacturing VX, a nerve gas and one of the most toxic chemicals ever produced.23 In addition to Muthanna, chemical agents ..."

3. The Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome edited by Christopher Shays (1999)
"We must investigate why the information about possible US troop exposure to nerve gas and chemical weapons known since 1991 was not made public and was not ..."

4. Status of the Department of Veterans Affairs to Identify Gulf War Syndrome edited by Christopher Shays (1998)
"Several animal studies have documented the dangers of pyridostigmine and its futility to protect against nerve gas exposure.2 In addition, ..."

5. Biological Weapons: The Threat Posed by Terrorists (2000)
"... drugs may have severe side effects on those with nerve gas or ... for those with protracted nerve gas damage may help to identify the problems. ..."

6. Domestic Preparedness in the New Millennium: Hearing Before the Committee on edited by Jeff Sessions (2002)
"Such an attack might involve the release of noxious gas, such as nerve gas, phosgene, or lewisite, or airborne chemical, such as hydrogen cyanide, chlorine, ..."

7. Bioterrorism: Our Frontline Response, Evaluating U.S. Public Health and edited by William Frist, Bill Frist (1999)
"... might involve the release of a noxious gas, such as a nerve gas, phosgene, ... nerve gas in Tokyo's subway, experimented with botulism and anthrax. ..."

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