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malathion

 [mal-ah-thi´on]
an organophosphorusinsecticide used in topical applications for lice.

mal·a·thi·on

(mal'ă-thī'on),
An organophosphorous compound used as an insecticide and veterinary ectoparasiticide; considered to be less toxic than parathion.

malathion

/mal·a·thi·on/ (mal-ah-thi´on) an organophosphorus insecticide used as a topical pediculicide.

malathion

(măl′ə-thī′ŏn′)
n.
An organophosphate compound, C10H19O6PS2, used as an insecticide.

malathion

a widely used organophosphorus insecticide used in dilute topical applications for lice.

malathion

A topical anticholinesterase-type organophosphate pesticide, used for insects (e.g., aphids, spiders, mites, head lice, houseflies and others).

Toxicity
Billed as a “safe” pesticide, malathion has been linked to skin and eye irritation, cramps, nausea, diarrhoea, excessive sweating, seizures, death, and ADHD.

malathion

Public health A topical anticholinesterase-type organophosphate pesticide, used for insects–aphids, spiders, mites, head lice; houseflies, and other creepy crawlies. See Intermediate syndrome, Organophosphate pesticide.

malathion

A poisonous organophosphate insecticide drug used in very low concentration in preparations for external use to destroy lice. Brand names are Derbac-M, Prioderm and Suleo-M.

Malathion

An insecticide that can be used in 1% powdered form to disinfect the clothes of patients with body lice.
Mentioned in: Lice Infestation

malathion

topical treatment for ectoparasite infection (e.g. scabies, head and body lice [crabs])

malathion

one of the least toxic and most widely used organophosphorus insecticides in companion animals. Toxicity when it occurs is usually due to gross overconcentration of the compound in the topical preparation used. See also organophosphorus compound.
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Survival on plates that did not receive an application of malathion or a decontaminant was not different from plates that received only a xylene application (0.
culicifacies to other insecticides, namely DDT, malathion, fenitrothion, bendiocarb and propoxur are given in Table III.
Dithane (at one dose) and malathion (at all three doses) induced significant frequencies of aberrant division stages compared with the water (negative control) treated group, (P < 0.
Preliminary observations in the laboratory suggested that spiders dosed with sublethal concentrations of malathion were more active than control animals (Tietjen unpubl.
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Instead, it breaks down into malaoxon and isomalathion; chemicals considerably more toxic than the original malathion itself.
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