Exposed to oxygen, the pellets gave off prussic acid, blocking the exchange of oxygen in the blood.
It is also called cyanhydric, and, more commonly, prussic acid.
She drank the little phial of prussic acid and there she lay.
This is probably due to the liberation of prussic acid and shows the importance of having the solution alkaline.
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In support of their view, one of them stated that the same quantity of prussic acid had killed a dog in three seconds.
What a fool he had been not to buy strychnine, prussic acid, or laudanum!
And the bottle of prussic acid which was found yesterday hidden in the chair where just now you searched for it?
The prussic acid had been taken from his father's dispensary.
Here comes a man all ready for a dose of prussic acid, or a duel with his rival.