A third category of chemical weapon is comparably savage—the nerve-gas agents.
a poisonous gas that is absorbed into the body and paralyzes or kills through its effects on the nervous and respiratory system
nerve gas n.
Any of various poisonous gases that interfere with the functioning of nerves by inhibiting cholinesterase.
|nerve gas |
Any of various poisonous gases that interfere with the functioning of nerves by inhibiting the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Increased levels of acetylcholine stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, leading to cardiac and respiratory arrest.