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Sarin (GB) nerve agent


Sarin is a colorless liquid with a colorless vapor at 20 degrees C (68 degrees F). It has no odor in pure form. It is used as a fast-acting, lethal casualty agent.

All nerve agents have the same physiological actions on humans. They interfere with the enzyme cholinesterase, causing an increase in acetylcholine. Acetylcholine plays a vital role in transmitting nerve impulses across the synapses in the parasympathetic nervous system. Normally, cholinesterase prevents the...

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