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parathion

 [par″ah-thi´on]
an organophosphate agricultural insecticide, highly toxic to humans and other animals and the cause of many accidental poisonings.

par·a·thi·on

(par'ă-thī'on),
An organic phosphate insecticide, highly toxic to animals and humans, which is an irreversible inhibitor of cholinesterases.

parathion

(păr′ə-thī′ŏn)
n.
A poisonous yellowish liquid organophosphate compound, C10H14NO5PS, used as an insecticide. Its use in the United States is highly restricted.

parathion

 Toxicology An acetyl-cholinesterase-inhibiting organophosphate insecticide and neurotoxin; acute intoxication is characterized by nicotinic and muscarinic effects which, when severe, may cause rapid respiratory failure; chronic intoxication may cause demyelinating neuropathy and axonal degeneration Treatment Atropine. See Organophosphate poisoning.

par·a·thi·on

(par'ă-thī'on)
An organic phosphate insecticide, highly toxic to animals and humans, which is an irreversible inhibitor of cholinesterases.

parathion

A highly poisonous organophosphorous, cholinesterase inhibitor, agricultural insecticide. See also ORGANOPHOSPHOROUS POISONING.
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Ecotoxicological effects of Methyl parathion on living things and environment.
Tchounwou, "Environmental Toxicology and Health Effects Associated with Methyl Parathion Exposure-A Scientific Review," International Journal of Environmental.
Methyl Parathion (1ml MP in 1000ml from stock solution) Dhanumar-50 (Methyl Parathion) Dhanuka Agritech pesticide was used to study the pesticide degradation.
One single dose of parathion inhibited cauda epididymal spermatozoa counts, implying damage of the proliferating spermatogenic cells in observations done after 33,2 days (complete spermatogenic time in the mouse, Oakberg (1956)) of OP administration (Bustos-Obregon & Gonzalez-Hormazabal, 2003; Sobarzo & Bustos-Obregon, 2000).
In 1998, methyl parathion was registered for a variety of agricultural products such as corn, soybeans and wheat.
Methyl parathion exposure has been shown to cause neurological and physiological damage to humans, and these effects may be more serious in children.
The organophosphate Methyl Parathion 4E was determined to be the most widely used insecticide in this region, and third in the US, with over 3.3 million pounds of active ingredient applied annually (Thurman et al.
While living on a farm in Ireland two years ago I was suffering from extreme insomnia and muscle weakness caused by an insect spray (parathion).
Recently, a 48-year-old man with suspected ingestion of methyl parathion died, and the postmortem examination was not indicative.
Then Durbin asked Graham what he knew of methyl parathion. "Not much," Graham said.
Small farmers from the community of Tauccamarca en Cuzco, Peru, lost 24 of their sons and daughters (children of school age), when they were accidentally poisoned by an organophosphate pesticide called "Folidol," that is, ethyl or methyl parathion in October 22, 1999.