malathion

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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

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

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