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What are the symptoms of nerve gas poisoning?

Nerve gas poisoning has adverse effects on the central nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and muscular systems. Symptoms of nerve gas poisoning include, but are not limited to, headache, loss of consciousness, profuse secretion from the nose, increased heart rate and blood pressure, and severe gastrointestinal upset. More serious symptoms include convulsions, coma, cardiac arrhythmia, and paralysis. Treatment of these symptoms varies by the nature of the chemical and the severity of the symptoms. The best treatment for nerve gas poisoning is treatment given prior to exposure that will provide protection for a long period of time.

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What causes nerve gas poisoning?
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How does nerve gas poisoning affect the body?
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How can I prevent nerve gas poisoning?
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