ox·​ime | \ ˈäk-ˌsēm \

Definition of oxime

: any of various compounds containing the divalent group C=NOH and obtained chiefly by the action of hydroxylamine on aldehydes and ketones

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One tool that everyone carries is a personal atropine or oxime pen—a nerve agent treatment. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "How the Experts Identify Chemical Weapons and Prove an Attack," 7 Aug. 2018 The most important therapies are atropine, oximes and anticonvulsants. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "Skripal Attack Scared U.K. Doctors: ‘We Were Expecting Them Not to Survive’," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of oxime

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oxime

International Scientific Vocabulary ox- + -ime (from imide)

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ox·​ime | \ ˈäk-ˌsēm \

Medical Definition of oxime

: any of various compounds obtained chiefly by the action of hydroxylamine on aldehydes and ketones and characterized by the bivalent group C=NOH

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