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an organophosphorous compound having potent anticholinesterase activity; used topically against ectoparasites and internally as an anthelmintic, especially effective against Schistosoma haematobium.
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In vivo effect of the organophosphorus insecticide trichlorphon on the immune response of carp (Cyprinus carpio).
When expressed as % inhibition compared with the control, methomyl, parathion, malathion, and trichlorphon inhibited esterases enzyme activity in plasma by 11.8, 24.6, 13.7, and 12.1%, respectively, when used AcTChI as substrate (Figure 11(a)), while 35.3, 54.6, 45.9, and 33.2%, respectively, when used BuTChI as substrate (Figure 11(b)).
1993) and trichlorphon (Prost and Studnicka 1966) in the control of Dactylogyrus is well known.