carbaryl

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car·bar·yl

(kar'bă-ril),
A cholinesterase-inhibiting contact insecticide. A pediculicide and ectoparasiticide. Toxic to humans, causing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bronchoconstrictions, blurring vision, excessive salivation, muscle twitching, cyanosis, convulsions, coma, respiratory failure.
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carbaryl

A carbamate pesticide used to kill caterpillar apple pests and incorporated in lotions and shampoos used to get rid of head and pubic lice. It has an ANTICHOLINESTERASE action. A brand name is Calyderm
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