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car·ba·mate

(kar'bă-māt),
1. A salt or ester of carbamic acid forming the basis of urethane hypnotics.
2. A group of cholinesterase-inhibiting insecticides resembling organophosphates, carbaril.
Synonym(s): carbamoate

car·ba·mate

(kahr'bă-māt)
1. A salt or ester of carbamic acid, forming the basis of urethane hypnotics.
See also: physostigmine
2. A class of compounds that reversibly inhibit the enzyme acetylcholinesterase. Some are used as insecticides, others as medicines. One, pyridostigmine, is a preexposure antidotal enhancer (often incorrectly called "pretreatment") against the nerve agent soman; another, physostigmine, is used as an antidote to anticholinergic incapacitating agents.
Synonym(s): carbamoate.

carbamate

a type of insecticide, related to the organophosphates, the first of which (carbaryl) was introduced in 1956.