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By James A. Romano Jr., James M. King

This particular factor of army Psychology reviews behavioral, pharmacological, and toxicological technological know-how learn on army functionality because it is suffering from chemical conflict brokers (CWAs) and their pharmacological countermeasures. The papers during this factor are a various meeting; a few very pharmacological in orientation, others pushed via behavioral neuroscience. The unifying subject is the mental outcomes or natural syndromes which may be careworn with effects because of publicity to CWAs or use in their clinical countermeasures.

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122 CERASOLI AND LENZ therapy with or without diazepam. Although several challenges still remain before bioscavengers could augment or replace the current therapeutic regimes for nerve agent intoxication, the results to date offer impressive evidence for the value of this approach as the next generation of pharmaceuticals to afford protection against nerve agent poisoning with a virtual absence of behavioral side effects. Organophosphorus compounds, usually esters, amides, or thiol derivatives of phosphoric acid, are among the most toxic substances identified (Dacre, 1984).

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BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS A discussion of the behavioral effects of biological scavengers falls logically into three parts: first, a review of the behavioral effects, if any, conferred by the scaven- 132 CERASOLI AND LENZ ger itself when given to an animal in the absence of any cholinesterase inhibitor; second, a consideration of the behavioral effects that result after pretreatment with a biological scavenger followed by exposure to a nerve agent; and third, a comparison of the extent of behavioral side effects that ensue from pretreatment with the scavenger followed by nerve agent exposure versus exposure to a nerve agent followed by conventional therapy.

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