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parathion

 [par″ah-thi´on]
an organophosphate agricultural insecticide, highly toxic to humans and other animals and the cause of many accidental poisonings.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

par·a·thi·on

(par'ă-thī'on),
An organic phosphate insecticide, highly toxic to animals and humans, which is an irreversible inhibitor of cholinesterases.
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parathion

(păr′ə-thī′ŏn)
n.
A poisonous yellowish liquid organophosphate compound, C10H14NO5PS, used as an insecticide. Its use in the United States is highly restricted.
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parathion

 Toxicology An acetyl-cholinesterase-inhibiting organophosphate insecticide and neurotoxin; acute intoxication is characterized by nicotinic and muscarinic effects which, when severe, may cause rapid respiratory failure; chronic intoxication may cause demyelinating neuropathy and axonal degeneration Treatment Atropine. See Organophosphate poisoning.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

par·a·thi·on

(par'ă-thī'on)
An organic phosphate insecticide, highly toxic to animals and humans, which is an irreversible inhibitor of cholinesterases.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

parathion

A highly poisonous organophosphorous, cholinesterase inhibitor, agricultural insecticide. See also ORGANOPHOSPHOROUS POISONING.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005