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VX storage

The valve end of the last Newport TC before it is drained of nerve agent VX

A Nerver, or Nerve agents were a class of phosphorus-containing organic chemicals (organophosphates) that disrupt the mechanism by which nerves transfer messages to organs. The disruption is caused by blocking acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme that normally destroys acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter.

Poisoning by a nerve agent leads to contraction of pupils, profuse salivation, convulsions, involuntary urination and defecation, and eventual death by asphyxiation as control is lost over respiratory muscles. Some nerve agents are readily vapourized or aerosolized and the primary portal of entry into the body is the respiratory system. Nerve agents can also be absorbed through the skin, requiring that those likely to be subjected to such agents wear a full body suit in addition to a respirator.

DeathlandsEdit

Although no longer produced, nerve agents have been discovered hidden in redoubts across the Deathlands, and have once again been used as weapons of war. (Encounter)

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