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tabun

Pronunciation: ta'bun

Definition: An extremely potent cholinesterase inhibitor nerve gas; the lethal dose for humans is believed to be as low as 0.01 mg/kg; median lethal dosage (respiratory) is about 40 mg/minute/m3 for resting persons.

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