ABSTRACT

Cyanide (USAMRICD Presentation)   [open pdf - 487KB]

The objectives of this presentation on cyanide are its distribution (occurrence) and history, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of action, clinical presentation and treatment. Harmless in low concentrations, it is poisonous in higher concentrations and a favorite of assassins and terrorists. A history of its military use is given, beginning in ancient Egypt and Rome. Cyanogenic glycocides in plants is also covered in this presentation, as well as diseases related to cyanide exposure.

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2001
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