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#208176 - 11/30/12 02:18 AM Re: Lachrymal
RGregory Offline

Registered: 11/30/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Iowa, United States
In chemistry, the term for the class of chemicals that includes MACE and tear gas is lachrymator. It is often listed as a hazard for materials that cause tearing and spasms of the eyelids. I got hit with the vapor of phenyl isocyanate once when a safety system failed, and my tears flowed like a river, and my eyes couldn't stay open for more than about a few milliseconds! It was the most unusual experience - I was fine, it was literally just my eyes.

#208180 - 11/30/12 01:07 PM Re: Lachrymal [Re: RGregory]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 8532
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Makes my eyes water just reading that. Welcome.

There used to be a beautiful in the old Roman Funeral Liturgy
called "Lacrimosa" - also it has disappeared. To be lamented
- centuries of beauty disappeared in a single half generation.
----please, draw me a sheep----

#208183 - 11/30/12 10:29 PM Re: Lachrymal [Re: RGregory]
Avy Offline
old hand

Registered: 06/23/00
Posts: 724
Did your nose run too? Just want to know whether the tears and the runny nose are a package deal or do they come from different sources.

#208195 - 12/01/12 12:17 PM Re: Lachrymal [Re: Avy]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 8532
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Don't know the science of the thing, but wanted to be
modest so I omitted the nasal references. Yet you got
me, the drip, drip ended up there.
----please, draw me a sheep----


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