malathion

(redirected from Mercaptothion)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Mercaptothion: Malathion, Maldison

malathion

 [mal-ah-thi´on]
an organophosphorusinsecticide used in topical applications for lice.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

malathion

(măl′ə-thī′ŏn′)
n.
An organophosphate compound, C10H19O6PS2, used as an insecticide.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Malathion

An insecticide that can be used in 1% powdered form to disinfect the clothes of patients with body lice.
Mentioned in: Lice Infestation
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Number of Number of ovipositor marks Number of emerged adult per fruit pupae melon fruit flies Treatments 2009 2010 2009 2010 2009 Lambda-cyhalothrin 2.0 2.3 14.7 14.0 23.7 Deltamethrin 0.3 1.0 10.0 10.1 19.2 Mercaptothion 3.9 3.6 27.8 18.7 31.0 Means 2.1 2.3 17.5 14.3 24.6 LSD (P = 0.05) 1.6 1.2 4.3 3.1 1.7 CV (%) 18.9 14.0 12.2 16.4 18.2 Number of Number of marketable non-marketable fruits fruits Treatments 2010 2009 2010 2009 2010 Lambda-cyhalothrin 20.0 40.8 60.5 7.4 17.6 Deltamethrin 18.0 82.4 85.2 3.3 8.2 Mercaptothion 32.4 30.6 42.0 15.6 25.3 Means 23.5 51.3 62.6 8.8 17.0 LSD (P = 0.05) 1.5 10.1 12.2 3.1 6.0 CV (%) 15.7 18.5 15.4 10.4 12.4