organophosphorus


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Cumulative risk assessment of the intake of organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides in the Danish diet.
Fruit flies, like humans, are susceptible to poisoning by organophosphorus compounds and served as a living model for the effectiveness of the coating's decontamination capability.
Organophosphorus (OP) pesticides were the first pesticides reviewed by the U.
a leading nanotechnology enabled performance coatings company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed a patent covering its method for applying organophosphorus acids to cutting tools.
Topics addressed include developmental neurotoxicity of PBDEs, phosphorous flame retardants for polyesters, brominate flame retardants, flame retardants and developmental disabilities, organophosphorus flame retardants occurrence in environmental waters, effect profiles of different brominated flame retardants in neurobehavioral and endocrine studies, intumescent properties of inorganic polymers, and flame retardancy of polyurethane foams.
Phosphine, PR3, is a three-coordinated organophosphorus compound comprising three covalent bonds and an unshared electron pair.
The topics include environmental friendly methods for extracting and measuring organophosphorus and organochlorine pesticides, the spatio-temporal distribution of soil nematode communities along a chrono-sequence of vegetation restoration in Horqin Sandy Land in northeastern China, animals as indicators of human mercury exposure, characteristics of red rain in the Cilician Basin of the northeastern Mediterranean, the toxicity of smoke in an amphibian mollusc from India, and a spatial econometric approach to measuring damage to health associated with the forest burning in the Brazilian Amazon.
We performed a literature search (1966 to September 2007) using PubMed[R] with the search terms "organophosphate or organophosphorus or pesticide or insecticide" and "poison or poisoning" (MESH) and "treatment or therapy" (MESH).
Due to a series of current events and of environmental concerns, the effective methods for the decomposing of organophosphorus chemical warfare (CW) materials and toxic pesticides, such as activated organophosphate, phosphinate, and phosphonate esters, are in high demand.
Sanko HCA is a cyclic organophosphorus compound that prevents yellowing and has some degree of flame-retardant properties.
Then the chemicals would be mechanically mixed, creating the lethal nerve as VX, the same organophosphorus compound contained in the United States' older, stockpiled "unitary" (premixed) chemical weapons.
In 2007, the sales of Acephate reached USD195 million in the world, as the second large organophosphorus insecticides.

Full browser ?