Tabun - Reappearance 50 Years Later

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J. Cabal and J. Bajgar

Department of Toxicology, Military Medical Academy, Hradec Kralove


In the course of the last 50 years tabun was not considered a perspective chemical warfare agent because of its inconvenient physico-chemical properties in the European area.. The possible use of this compound in other regions arose the question of medical treatment after tabun intoxication. The existing reactivators for organophosphate-inhibited acetylcholine esterase used in the armies of developed countries are not sufficiently effective. The reason of this is defined in the article and a solution of this problem suggested.


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