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organophosphorus

 [or″gah-no-fos´fah-rus]
a compound containing phosphorus bound to an organic molecule. Some are used as insecticides and others are nerve gases; they are highly toxic acetylcholinesterase inhibitors.
organophosphorus compound poisoning poisoning by excessive exposure to an organophosphorus compound; there are usually neurologic symptoms such as axonopathy and paralysis, and it often ends fatally.

organophosphorus

[or′gäno-fos′färus]
a compound containing phosphorus bound to an organic molecule. Some are used as insecticides and others are nerve gases; they are highly toxic acetylcholinesterase inhibitors.
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The effect of organophosphorous insecticides and other pesticides on the liver of experimental animals were studied by many investigators.
Currently, when there is a decrease or increase in RBC-ChE values for DoD personnel of >10% from that person's baseline RBC-ChE value, an investigation takes place to evaluate whether that person may have been exposed to any organophosphorous anticholinergic compounds.
For example, the data show that the average 6- to 11-year-old sampled is exposed to the nerve-damaging organophosphorous (OP) pesticide chlorpyrifos at four times the level U.
Flame retardants are classified as inorganic (including antimony, aluminum and tin compounds), halogenated organic (containing chlorine or bromine atoms), organophosphorous, and nitrogen-based (melamine).
Among them is dimethoate, an organophosphorous insecticide designed to work on the nervous system and under review because of concerns about their potential health effects.
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Karalliedde (1987), Neurotoxic effects of organophosphorous insecticides.
To the extent that misclassification occurred in this study, it would invalidate the claim that responses are attributable to organophosphorous pesticides.
Studies show that unlike organophosphorous insecticides and synthetic pyrethroids, Pyridalyl does not affect nervous system [13].
The current study deals with the preparation of nanoparticles of two mosquito larvicides of organophosphorous group, viz.
The enzyme selectively breaks the P-O, P-F, and P-S bonds in organophosphorous compounds, producing nontoxic byproducts.
In comparison, coatings containing our OPDtox enzyme additive for decontamination of organophosphorous compounds including chemical warfare agents and pesticides have been shown to exhibit catalytic activity that is directly related to bulk volume.

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