organophosphate


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organophosphate

 [or″gah-no-fos´fāt]
an organic ester of a phosphate such as phosphoric acid with an organic compound such as glucose or sorbitol; see also organophosphorus. adj., adj organophos´phorous.

organophosphate

/or·ga·no·phos·phate/ (or″gah-no-fos´fāt) an organic ester of phosphoric or thiophosphoric acid; such compounds are powerful acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and are used as insecticides and nerve gases.organophos´phorous

organophosphate

(ôr′gə-nō-fŏs′fāt, ôr-găn′ə-)
n.
Any of several organic compounds containing phosphate, some of which are used as fertilizers and pesticides.

or′gan·o·phos′phate adj.

organophosphate

any of a class of anticholinesterase chemicals used in certain pesticides and war gases. Organophosphates act by causing irreversible inhibition of cholinesterase.

organophosphate

a phosphate with insecticidal properties. Organophosphates are probably the most commonly used group of insecticides.

organophosphate

term commonly used to describe organophosphorus compounds.
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Costa, Current Issues in Organophosphate Toxicology, 336 CLINICA CHIMICA ACTA l, 1-2 (2006).
In addition, we used the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Levels of Evidence (Appendix 2) for therapy (whether a treatment is efficacious, effective or harmful) (11), to categorise the level and grade of evidence for each adjunct therapy evaluated in human organophosphate poisoning.
Airway management, along with other supportive therapy, is most important in the management of organophosphate poisoning as respiratory failure is the most common cause of death.
The team has already trialled its organophosphate degrading enzyme for these purposes in the laboratory and achieved a greater than 90% reduction in residue levels.
Said George Monbiot, quoting Purdey in his November Guardian article: "BSE arose in British herds during the 1980s because the Ministry of Agriculture started forcing all cattle farmers to treat their animals with the organophosphate pescticide at far higher doses than are used elsewhere in the world.
An unidentified pilot interviewed for the report stated that he had made 'silly mistakes that you wouldn't expect a new pilot to make' after suffering symptoms consistent with long-term exposure to organophosphates.
He said Glasgow's Southern General Hospital diagnosed him as having high blood pressure caused by organophosphates 13 years ago.
There are dozens of organophosphate insecticides on the market.
A snapshot of the global therapeutic scenario for Organophosphate And Carbamate Poisoning.
In addition, chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate widely used in agriculture, was explored independently because previous research had associated higher levels of prenatal exposure with diminished psychomotor and mental development in children at 3 years of age (Rauh et al.
The initial clinical presentation of amitraz and organophosphate poisoning may be similar; however, their management is different.