A review of nerve agent exposure for the critical care physician

Jerrold B. Leikin, Richard G. Thomas, Frank G Walter, Raymond Klein, Harvey W Meislin

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Abstract

Nerve agents are discussed. The article discusses their properties, routes of exposure, toxicodynamics, targets of toxicity, and treatment. It is concluded that a focused organized approach to the treatment of nerve agents is key to its successful management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2346-2354
Number of pages9
JournalCritical Care Medicine
Volume30
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Bioterrrorism
  • Chemical warfare
  • Nerve gas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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A review of nerve agent exposure for the critical care physician. / Leikin, Jerrold B.; Thomas, Richard G.; Walter, Frank G; Klein, Raymond; Meislin, Harvey W.

In: Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 30, No. 10, 01.10.2002, p. 2346-2354.

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Leikin, JB, Thomas, RG, Walter, FG, Klein, R & Meislin, HW 2002, 'A review of nerve agent exposure for the critical care physician', Critical Care Medicine, vol. 30, no. 10, pp. 2346-2354.
Leikin, Jerrold B. ; Thomas, Richard G. ; Walter, Frank G ; Klein, Raymond ; Meislin, Harvey W. / A review of nerve agent exposure for the critical care physician. In: Critical Care Medicine. 2002 ; Vol. 30, No. 10. pp. 2346-2354.
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