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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

/para·thi·on/ (-thi´on) a highly toxic agricultural insecticide.

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.

parathion

an agricultural insecticide highly toxic to humans and animals. See also organophosphorus compound.

parathion-methyl
a less toxic form of parathion.
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It has been concluded that parathion was found to be the potent inhibitor of cholinesterases as compared to cabofuran.
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Ecotoxicological effects of Methyl parathion on living things and environment.
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Examples of pesticide active ingredients responsible for poisoning Organophosphates Methyl parathion Ethal parathion Malathion Diazinon Fenthion Dichlorvos Chlorpyrifos Trichlorfon Anticoagulants Brodifacoum Difethialone Chlorofacinone Coumachlor Difenacoum Diphacinone Warfarin Pyrethroids Allethrin Bifenthrin Cypermeter Permethrin Deltamethrin Organochlorines Lindane (lice shampoo) Carbamates Aldicarb Carbofuran Oxamyl Methomyl Formetanate Methiocarb Aminocarb Mecarbam Bendiocarb Propoxur Herbicides Glysophate Atrazine Nicosulfuran Fenoxaprop Alachlor Pendimethalin Halosulfuran-methyl Paraquat Triclopyr Clopyralid Picloram N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET- mosquito repellent)
They include azinophos, methyl chloripyrofos, diazinon, dimethoate, ethion, omethioate, parathion, parathion methyl, phosalone, and phosmet.
A few among them are DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), parathion, BHC (benzene hexachloride) and endosulfan.
13 EFFECT OF METHYL PARATHION EXPOSURE ON ANTIOXIDANT EXPRESSION LEVELS IN HUMAN LIVER CARCINOMA CELLS