Chapter 11. Medical Aspects of Chemical Warfare Agents

  1. Dr. André Richardt2 and
  2. Dr. Marc-Michael Blum3,4
  1. Kai Kehe,
  2. Franz Worek and
  3. Horst Thiermann

Published Online: 3 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621620.ch11

Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons

Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons

How to Cite

Kehe, K., Worek, F. and Thiermann, H. (2008) Medical Aspects of Chemical Warfare Agents, in Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons (eds A. Richardt and M.-M. Blum), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621620.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    German Armed Forces Institute for Protection Technology - NBC Protection, Business Area of Biological and Chemical Decontamination, Humboldtstr. 100, 29633 Munster, Germany

  2. 3

    University of Frankfurt, Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Marie-Curie-Str. 9, 60439 Frankfurt, Germany

  3. 4

    Scientific Services, Ledererstrasse 23, D-80331 Munich, Germany

Author Information

  1. InstPharmTox – Toxikologische Epidemiologie, Neuherbergstr.11, 80937 München, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 23 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527317561

Online ISBN: 9783527621620

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Keywords:

  • decontamination;
  • warfare agents;
  • medical aspects;
  • nerve agents;
  • alkylating agents;
  • mechanism of action;
  • toxicokinetic;
  • symptoms of poisoning;
  • diagnosis;
  • special toxicology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Decontamination

  • Nerve Agents

    • Physico-Chemical Properties

    • Mechanism of Action

    • Symptoms of Poisoning

      • Local Effects

      • Systemic Effects

    • Diagnosis

    • Medical Management

      • Prophylactic Pharmacological Measures

      • Enzymatic Prophylaxis and Therapeutics

      • Pharmacotherapy

      • Supportive Therapeutic Measures

    • Long-term Effects

    • Special Toxicology

  • Alkylating Agents

    • Introduction/Definition

    • Mechanism of Action

    • Toxicokinetic

    • Symptoms of Poisoning

      • General

      • Eyes

      • Respiratory Tract

      • Skin

      • Systemic Toxicity

    • Diagnosis

    • Medical Management

      • Enzymatic Therapeutics

    • “Low Level” Exposure

    • Long-term Effects

    • Respiratory Tract

      • Eye

      • Skin

    • Special Toxicology

  • Outlook