organophosphorus compounds

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or·gan·o·phos·phor·us com·pounds

(ōr'gă-nō-fos'fŏr-ŭs kom'powndz)
A group of phosphorus-containing organic compounds that produce cholinergic effects in the body by acting as anticholinesterases, i.e., by inactivating the enzyme cholinesterase. These compounds include certain insecticides ("OP insecticides") and also all of the chemical-warfare nerve agents. Also incorrectly called organaphosphates.
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Abdulla's team believes the high abundance of organophosphorus compounds at sampling sites located along the northern transect originates from the agricultural land-use in areas to the north of the bay (see the brown colored open land in Figure 1).
The toxicity associated with organophosphorus compounds derived from the effects caused to the central nervous system, [8] being the type of pesticide that most often causes damage to humans.
Liver and kidney are the most sensitive organs to organophosphorus compounds because of their roles in biotransformation and elimination (Kalender et al.
Organophosphorus compounds are easily available as insecticides in shops and have resulted in a gradual increase in suicidal and accidental poisoning.
Organophosphorus compounds have many toxicological effects on the body such as:
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.
They have successfully mastered the synthesis of organophosphorus compounds -- the latest, most efficient and most toxic generation of chemical weapons.
The topics include chiral phosphines and diphosphines, mixed donor ligands, highly strained organophosphorus compounds, supramolecular bidentate phosphorus ligands, and biological approaches.
Organophosphorus compounds (OPCs) have a wide variety of applications and are a serious threat for self-poisoning, unintentional misuse, terrorist attack, occupational hazard and warfare attack.
Structure-activity relationship and efficacy in the treatment of poisoning with organophosphorus compounds.
There are documented reports of neonates being born to mothers who had consumed excessive amounts of organophosphorus compounds before delivery, resulting in infants with signs and symptoms of organophosphorus poisoning.

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