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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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
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Bioterrrorism
  • Chemical warfare
  • Nerve gas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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