organophosphorus compound poisoning

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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.
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Patients with concomitant illness or conditions likely to alter the respiratory effort due to organophosphorus compound poisoning, patients with double poisoning with other poisons, those with chronic lung disease, and those treated outside were excluded from the study.
Based on the factors that influence the need for ventilatory support, the severity of organophosphorus compound poisoning was graded as mild, moderate, and severe poisoning.
The major toxicity of organophosphorus compound poisoning is due to inhibition of acetylcholinesterase, which leads to stimulation of muscuranic and nicotinic receptors.
Association of Severe Organophosphorus Compound Poisoning by Peradeniya Organophosphorus Poisoning Scale with CPK, SGOT, and SGPT
This could go a long way in helping to reduce both mortality and morbidity due to Organophosphorus compound poisoning.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study includes 100 adults patient, selected randomly who are admitted with History of organophosphorus compound poisoning to medical wards of Basaveshwar Teaching and General Hospital, Gulbarga from January 2009 to June 2010.
Blood sample was drawn from all those patients who were suspected to have organophosphorus compound poisoning before giving any treatment.
(9.) Quader M, Rahman MH, Kamal M, Ahmed AU, Saha SK--Post Mortem outcome of organophosphorus compound poisoning cases at Mymen singh Medical College.
Acute Organophosphorus compound poisoning is an important indication for emergency admission in most hospitals throughout India.

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