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Vocab Chapter 46

Navarro EMT 46

TermDefinition
Acetylcholine Neurotramsmitter that the body needs to function
Acetylcholinesterase An enzyme that breaks down the neurotransmitter
Biological Agents Agents that are made up of living organisms are used as weapons of mass destruction
Cyanide A rapid acting agent that disrupts the ability of the cell to use oxygen
Fallout radioactive dust and particles that are life threatning
Incediary Device devices using agents such as napalm thermite by burning at high temps
nerve agents Agents that block the receptors in the nerves
Nuclear radiation Energy released when unstable atom breaks apart
Persistence Agents that do not evaporate as quickly
Primary Effect The blast of an explosion
Primary Exposure Primary radiation injury that occurs during or shortly after the explosion
Pulmonary agents Agents that effect the respiratory system
Secondary effects Effects that when something explodes and the shards are the secondary effect
Tertiary effect Third in order
Vesicants A agent that causes blisterin
Volatility A liquid that evaporates quickly to make a dangerous gas
Weapons of Mass Destuction Weapons intended to cause widespread and cause death and destruction
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