Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 46 - The Musculoskeletal System - Review Questions - Synthesize: 3

Answer

Since ACh causes contraction, sarin would prevent the breakdown of ACh and lead to constant contraction/tetany, eventually killing someone poisoned with it.

Work Step by Step

Review the role of ACh released by somatic neurons and see that sarin would allow it to continually signal for contraction once it was released.
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