organophosphates


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or·ga·no·phos·phates

(ōr'gă-nō-fos'fāts),
A series of phosphorus-containing organic compounds usually also containing a halide ion that reacts with cholinesterase. Organophosphates phosphorylate cholinesterase and thus irreversibly inhibit it. Used as insecticides; have also been used as gases in warfare.
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Organophosphate poisoning in the developed world-a single centre experience from here to the millennium.
In this paper, we present the case of a 27-year-old male patient who was admitted to our clinic with bilateral drop foot and spastic paraplegia after the ingestion of organophosphate (chlorpyrifos) and diagnosed with organophosphate induced delayed neuropathy (OPIDN).
A study was conducted on the patients of acute organophosphate poisoning, admitted in Department of Medicine, LLR Hospital, Kanpur.
Conclusion: Independent predictors of mortality in patients with organophosphate poisoning as bradycardia, age, glucose, lactate dehydrogenase level and acidosis.
Organophosphorus compounds and Esterases: Current research topics concerning toxicity of and protection against organophosphates.
none) during pregnancy, children with ASD were 60% more likely to have organophosphates applied nearby the home [1.
Apply the product to flowering plants during early morning or late evening, when bees are not present" - a reversion to the standard practice used with organophosphates of applying the insecticide in late evening or early morning hours, without any mention of the danger of residuals.
The patient, in an attempt to commit suicide, ingested large amounts of an organophosphate insecticide few hours before.
In the learning phase of the study, the subjects were introduced to the odours of amitraz, organophosphate and a control (distilled water) from labelled opaque glass bottles containing one undiluted drop of each ingredient on a cotton wool pledget.
Farm workers, gardeners, pesticide applicators, and manufacturers of organophosphates have greater exposure than the general population and provide most of the early data on exposure.
Among the California families, the average IQ for the 20 percent of children with the highest prenatal organophosphate exposure was seven points lower compared with the least-exposed group.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Exposure to organophosphate pesticides is associated with increased risk of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, says a team of scientists from the University of Montreal and Harvard University.