- plants containing cyanogenic glycosides yield free hydrocyanic acid when hydrolyzed or plant cell structure is disrupted - cyanide is absorbed and reacts with Fe3+ in cytochrome oxidase= stops cellular respirationvia oxygen deprivation bc the oxyhemoglobin cannot release O2
What type of physical agent causes direct rupture or death of large #s of cells and damage to blood supply to cells?
What type of physical agent denatures essential cell enzymes and other proteins?
What type of physical agent can increase the rate of metabolic reactions so that substrates, H2O, and pH changes reach lethal levels?
What type of physical agent generates great heat at it passes through tissue and alters conduction to nerves and muscles?
What type of physical agent causes ionization of cellular water with production of highly reactive free radicals?
What type of physical agent damages genetic material producing reproductive cell death of cells, genetic defects, and neoplasia?