Accession Number:

ADA179572

Title:

Prophylaxis and Treatment of Cyanide Intoxication.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 80-30 Apr 85,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This research is concerned with the mechanism of cyanide intoxication and its antagonism by both prophylactic and therapeutic methods. These studies involved investigation of various enzymes associated with cyanide toxicity and biotransformation as well as development of conceptually new antidotes to prevent casualties should cyanide be employed as a chemical weapon during wartime. The feasibility and efficacy of present cyanide antidotes for front line battlefield use were studied and evaluated.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE