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Potassium cyanide

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potassium cyanide

(Science: chemical) potassium cyanide (k(cn)). A highly poisonous compound that is an inhibitor of many metabolic processes, but has been shown to be an especially potent inhibitor of haem enzymes and haemproteins. It is used in many industrial processes.

Pharmacological action: enzyme inhibitors, poisons.

Chemical name: Potassium cyanide (K(CN))