diquat

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diquat

(dī′kwăt)
A herbicide, chemically related to paraquat, that releases hydrogen peroxide and oxygen radicals when consumed. It can cause nausea, vomiting, renal failure, altered mental status, and cardiac arrhythmias.

diquat

a hormone weedkiller which may poison animals, particularly those grazing pasture contaminated by the agent. Lesions in fatal cases include pulmonary emphysema, enteritis, abomasitis and hepatic and myocardial degeneration. Clinical signs include diarrhea and a high mortality rate.
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Working between manholes, they pump foam with an active ingredient of diquat dibromide into a segment of pipe, filling it and compressing against all pipe surfaces, into cracks and joints, into connecting pipes and into laterals.
Duke crews, working between manholes, pump foam with an active ingredient of diquat dibromide into a segment of pipe, until it compresses against all pipe surfaces, into cracks, joints, connecting pipes and laterals.