Medical Management of Chemical Casualties: Nerve Agents and Pretreatment (USAMRICD Presentation) [open pdf - 2MB]
This presentation gives a definition, examples, lists nerve agents with detailed chemical diagrams, and gives a history of nerve agents from World War II forward. Also included is information on terrorist use of nerve agents, beginning with Matsumoto in 1994. Physical properties of nerve agents as well as toxicity is outlined. A listing of exposure indicators is given, physiology, nerve transmission and effect on organs for various nerve agents is outlined as well. Management and detection methods are crucial.