Cyanide poisoning - Wikipedia

Cyanide poisoning is a form of histotoxic hypoxia because the cells of an organism are unable to create ATP, primarily through the inhibition of the mitochondrial enzyme cytochrome c oxidase. Cyanide is quickly metabolized to 2-amino-2-thiazoline-4-carboxylic acid and thiocyanate with a half life of 10–30 minutes as a detoxifying mechanism ...Causes: Cyanide compounds…

Cyanide Poisoning - an overview ScienceDirect Topics

Cyanide poisoning is treated differently in different parts of the world. The treatment approach will differ according to whether cyanide is to be directly chelated with a cobalt-containing moiety (dicobalt edetate 300 mg and hydroxocobalamin 2.5 to 5 g as an initial dose) or whether the cyanide is provided with an alternative ferric ion source ...…

The Science Behind How Cyanide Kills You Videos

Cyanide acts fast because its molecules are tiny, allowing it to spread through the body rapidly and efficiently. On the other hand, a conscious death lasting 2-5 minutes will feel like an eternity for the affected person, so cyanide poisoning should probably be one of the last things on the world's list of "preferred ways of dying." Share .…