When they arrived they were given pyridostigmine bromide (PB), to protect them against a possible nerve gas attack.
What does PB stand for?
PB stands for Pyridostigmine Bromide
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Samples in periodicals archive:
Beatrice Golomb, singled out the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor drugs such as pyridostigmine bromide as having a particularly strong connection to the development of ill health in veterans.
He continued his pyridostigmine bromide at a reduced dose.
It's been a long time coming for veterans whose health complaints have been met with skepticism, but a federal committee has determined that Gulf War syndrome is not only real, it is tied to two causes: exposure to pyridostigmine bromide and certain pesticides during the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War.
The panel cited two exposures causally associated with Gulf War illness: the drug pyridostigmine bromide, or PB, given to soldiers to protect against nerve gas; and pesticides widely used during the war.
It also named pyridostigmine bromide, an untried and untested drug given to all US and UK troops to protect them from nerve gas agents.
Pyridostigmine bromide and the long-term subjective health status of a sample of over 700 reserve component Gulf War era veterans.
All of the MG mothers who gave birth to children with severe birth defects had used the anticholinesterase drug pyridostigmine bromide during pregnancy.