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How do medications treat nerve gas poisoning?

Nerve gas poisoning occurs when nerve gases enter the body and interfere with cell respiration, depriving the cells of oxygen and causing a buildup of acetylcholine. Pretreatment antidotes work by interrupting the interference of nerve gases upon cell respiration so that the cells can properly dispose of acetylcholine and allow nerve endings to function properly. Post exposure medications work by preventing absorption of excess acetylcholine.

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How does nerve gas poisoning affect the body?
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Nerve gas poisoning interferes with cell respiration and the breakdown of acetylcholine, which regul...
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How do I care for someone with nerve gas poisoning?
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Always assist the person in seeking medical care if there has been exposure to nerve gas. Initia...
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How do chemicals work to cause nerve gas poisoning?
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Nerve gas poisoning is caused by chemicals that damage the nervous system in particular ways. Chemic...
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What are treatment options for nerve gas poisoning?
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Nerve gas poisoning can be treated before or after exposure. Before exposure, you can take drugs suc...
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