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Types of Biological Weapons

Choking Agents or Lung Toxicants
Choking Agents or Lung Toxicants

Chemical agents which attack lung tissue, primarily causing pulmonary edema, are classed as lung damaging agents. To this group belong: CG - phosgene; DP - diphosgene; Cl - chlorine; PS - chloropicrin; The toxic action of phosgene is typical of a certain group of lung damaging agents.

source: fas.org
Cyanides
Cyanides

Browse this alphabetical list of the most commonly known biological and chemical agents. Click on each one to get more information. And see category definitions below. Click on each one to get more information. And see category definitions below.

source: webmd.com
Incapacitating Agents (Such as Anticholinergic Compounds)
Incapacitating Agents (Such as Anticholinergic Compounds)

The term incapacitating agent is defined by the U.S ... One of the anticholinergic compounds, ... that the Nazis only intended ever to use biological weapons ...

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Nerve Agents
Nerve Agents

Nerve agents, sometimes also called nerve gases, are a class of organic chemicals that disrupt the mechanisms by which nerves transfer messages to organs. The disruption is caused by the blocking of acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter.

Vesicating or Blistering Agents
Vesicating or Blistering Agents

What are blistering agents/vesicants? Blistering ... more than a dozen countries have blistering agents. A mandate by the Chemical Weapons Convention requires all ...

source: houstontx.gov