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A compound of phosphorus with valence -3, for example, sodium phosphide, Na3P.


A compound of phosphorus with valence -3, e.g., sodium phosphide, Na3P.


(fos'fid) [? + phorein, to carry]
A binary compound of phosphorus with an element or radical.

aluminum phosphide

A pesticide used to protect stored grains from insects and rodents. After exposure to water it is converted to hydrogen phosphide, a poison that inhibits cellular oxidative metabolism, esp. in metabolically active organs. It may be toxic or deadly to humans if ingested or inhaled. Its chemical formula is AlP.


There is no specific antidote. Cardiopulmonary support is given to intoxicated patients.

hydrogen phosphide

A poison that is released when phosphide pesticides react with water. It inhibits oxidative metabolism in cells and may be deadly if eaten or inhaled. Chemical formula is PH3. Synonym: phosphine

zinc phosphide

A toxic pesticide that releases hydrogen phosphide after exposure to water. Its chemical formula is Zn3P2.
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Brigadier Ahmad Al Serkal, Director of the Sharjah Police Forensic Laboratory, said preliminary evidence suggested death by inhalation of aluminium phosphide. He said the substance releases a highly toxic phosphine gas when exposed to warm and moist conditions, and warned against its use in residential areas.
The IO said that the medical reports of both the laboratories clearly showed that the active aluminium phosphide was found in the incriminating articles and viscera of the victims.
Traces of Aluminium Phosphide have also been found on the boxes of biryani from Naubahar restaurant.
KeyWords: Poisoning, Mortality, Aluminium phosphide, Organophosphorus compounds.
Severe myocardial depression in a patient with aluminium phosphide poisoning: a clinical, electrocardiographical and histopathological correlation.
Table IV.- Effects of exposure to various sub lethal levels of aluminum phosphide on differential WBC counts (percentage) in Clarias gariepinus.
had reported normalization of echocardiographic findings in aluminium phosphide poisoning survivors by the fifth day [11].
Keywords: Molybdenum Phosphide; Citric acid; Reforming; Catalysts; CO 2 ; CH 4.
Orally taken zinc phosphide reacts with water and acid in the stomach and produces phosphine gas, which accounts for a large part of the observed toxicity.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Central Mindanao resumed the distribution of zinc phosphide, a type of rodenticide, to farmers who have complained of the rat attacks.
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MULTAN -- Director General Agriculture (Pest Warning), on the orders of Punjab Ombudsman, has directed pesticides inspectors to take action against those involved in unauthorized sale of Aluminium Phosphide tablets which were extremely dangerous for human being.