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nerve agents

Nerve agents are highly toxic chemicals called "organophosphates" that poison the nervous system and disrupt bodily functions which are vital to an individual's survival. They were originally produced in a search for insecticides, but because of their toxicity, they were evaluated for military use.
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  • G series nerve agents
  • organophosphate nerve agents
  • cyclosarin
  • organophosphorus nerve agents
  • soman
  • sarin (nerve agents)
  • tabun
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