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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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The objective of this study was to compare the toxicity of malathion and spinosad to C.
Malathion that named O,O dimethyl-S-(1,2-diethyl-mercaptosuccinate) phosphorodithiodate is pale-yellow insecticide with a pungent garlic odor.
Within the latter, they highlight those working with Malathion as agricultural product, [7].
Various solutions of Malathion 57% EC, were obtained, with an initial pure concentration (604g/L); and distilled water until the sixteenth Malathion solution, with a concentration of 0.
In the present study, an effort has been made to examine the changes in liver and kidney morphology of a common carp, Cyprinus carpio after sub-lethal exposure of malathion.
Overall, the recovery was greater at lower concentration of malathion, dichlorvos and temephos.
En Arica, Chile, el malathion fue ampliamente usado en los valles agricolas de Lluta y Azapa para la erradicacion de la mosca de la fruta (Ceratitis capitata); sin embargo, otras especies tambien fueron afectadas, alterando el equilibrio del medio ambiente.
i) to evaluate the effects of US in the UV/US system; (ii) to determine the effects of ZnO in the UV/ZnO system; (iii) to determine the effects of ZnO dosage in the UV/ZnO system; (iv) to determine the effects of H2O2 dosage in the UV/H2O2 system; (v) to measure the effects of adding radical scavengers (sulphate and bicarbonate) to the US/UV/H2O2/ZnO system; (vi) to evaluate the impact of pH, initial malathion concentration, and time in the US/UV/H O /ZnO system; and (vii) to determine the optimum conditions in the US/UV/H2O2/ZnO system.
culicifacies was reported susceptible to malathion in villages of Haryana state (22), in Madhya Pradesh (16) and also in the present study in some districts of Jharkhand and Odisha.
trichlorfon (98%) Jiangsu Anpon China malathion (95%) lambda-cyhalothrin (98%) Jiangsu Huangma Agrochemicals China bifenthrin (95%) methomyl (93%) Agro-Care Chemical China and spinosad (95%) Shenzhen Crop Star Chemical China were used in different concentration prepared in acetone (98%) Riedel -de HaAn Germany for present study.
Malathion is used for agricultural purposes to kill and control insects on crops and in gardens.
In a study on effects imparted to immune system function, decreases in hemocyte counts were recorded in cockroaches that were exposed to malathion (Saxena & Saxena 1985) and crickets that were treated with parathion (Patton 1961).