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What is the mech. of action of cyanide?
binds with ferric iron and cupric copper in the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase in all tissues; blocks the electron transport chain and inhibits the use of oxygen for cellular respiration; particularly the brain = death
How long from the onset of tachypnea, anxiety, severe panting, gasping, salivation severe colic, and urination from cyanide tox. do animals die?
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