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chemical defense

United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense

The United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) is a military research institute located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States, and is used by the United States Army for the development, testing, and evaluation of therapy and material to prevent and treat casualties of chemical warfare agents.

Its mission includes fundamental and applied research in the pharmacology, physiology, toxicology, pathology, and biochemistry of chemical agents and their medical countermeasures. In addition to research, the Institute, in partnership with the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), educates health care providers in the medical management of chemical and biological agent casualties. The USAMRICD supports a Chemical/Biological Rapid Response Team (C/B-RRT), supports and trains Area Medical Laboratory (formerly Theater Area Medical Laboratory) personnel, and maintains a chemical surety facility.

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