Monday, March 31, 2014

Toxic

What toxic drug is responsible for the image above? It causes production of superoxide anions, hydroxyl radicals, and hydrogen peroxide. It leads to atelectasis, accentuation of hypercapnia, pulmonary parenchymal injury, and retinopathy. There is even some thought that it can be potentiated by bleomycin.

Challenge: What is it?

Image is in the public domain.

6 comments:

cronbach said...

Dangerous toxic oxygen.

RaH said...

Methanol!

rah said...

is it methanol?

Anonymous said...

methanol?

Raphaƫl said...

Methanol?

Craig Chen said...

Ooh - interesting. I was going for oxygen, though methanol is a really interesting idea (I can see the picture being confusing in that way)
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Toxic

These are all effects of oxygen. The image shows the remnants of Apollo 1 which was destroyed when a spark in a hyperoxic atmosphere lead to a fire.

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