The concept of cyanide , which comes from the French word cyanure, alludes to a anion which has a carbon atom linked to a nitrogen atom through a triple bond. Organic compounds that have this type of atom junction are called cyanide groups or nitriles .
The most common form of cyanide is the hydrogen cyanide salt , also know as hydrocyanic acid . This substance is characterized by its high toxicity , which can be lethal to him human being .
Hydrogen cyanide arose naturally within the framework of the development of life in our planet . It is part of plants, insects and microorganisms as a method of protection. It is also generated in various combustion processes, being present in tobacco smoke and in the smoke emanating from cars during operation.
On an industrial level, cyanide is obtained by combining ammonia with natural gas or as a byproduct derived from the production of acrylic fibers. Its uses are varied: the manufacture of plastics and paints; the production of pesticides; medication development; and the extraction of silver and gold are some of the activities that are carried out using cyanide, which can appear as Hydrogen cyanide , potassium cyanide , Sodium cyanide , etc.
It should be noted that cyanide, due to its toxicity, causes damage when ingested or inhaled or when in contact with the skin .
Specifically, cyanide, which as we have mentioned is highly toxic, it should be noted that it can have serious consequences for the organism of the human being. Specifically, it causes situations like these:
-Print what is the process of cellular respiration.
-Causes what is known as cytotoxic hypoxia, which can lead to the death of the individual.
-It brings seizures.
-Generate that the heart rate goes faster than normal.
-There is an increase in the size of the pupils.
-It brings with it that the person who is in contact with him has much colder skin and even looks moist.
-Whoever comes into contact with cyanide will feel drowned and will experience a sensation of internal burning.
-When the person has been poisoned with cyanide, in the final stretch of the process you will see that your heart rate becomes much slower, your limbs and lips will turn blue, your body temperature will drop sharply ...
Therefore, in any of these cases, it is necessary to see a doctor to provide the necessary assistance.
In addition to everything indicated, we have to point out the existence of a play that uses the term that now occupies us. We are referring to “Cyanide alone or with milk?”, Written by Juan José Alonso Millán.
It premiered at the Beatriz Theater in Madrid on June 7, 1963 and tells the story of a mother and daughter who live in a mansion in Badajoz next to Cascarrabias grandfather, who reaches 90 years of age. One night they come to consider ending the life of that old man, but a cousin, a doctor by profession, who will change the course of events will appear on the scene.