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chemical agent

[′kem·i·kəl ′ā·jənt]
(materials)
A solid, liquid, or gas employed in three principal categories: war gases, smokes, and incendiaries; through its chemical properties produces lethal, injurious, or irritant effects on humans, makes a screening or colored smoke, or acts as a fire starter.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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CDC materials for emergency and health-care personnel, including a list of chemical agents and biologic toxins and their expected clinical syndromes, are available at http:// www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/agentlistchem.asp.
Address for correspondence: Anders Tegnell, Task Force on Biological and Chemical Agent Threats, Public Health Directorate, European Commission, L-2920 Luxembourg, Belgium; fax: +352 4301 33449; email: anders.tegnell@cec.eu.int
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