- 1. A salt or ester of carbamic acid forming the basis of urethane hypnotics. 2. A group of cholinesterase-inhibiting insecticides resembling organophosphates; the most frequent c. is carbaril. SYN: carbamoate, carbaril.- c. kinase a phosphotransferase catalyzing the reaction of carbamoyl phosphate and ADP to form ATP, NH3, and CO2.
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* * *car·ba·mate (kahrґbə-māt) 1. any ester of carbamic acid. 2. any of a group of insecticides and parasiticides that act by inhibiting cholinesterase; heavy exposure to some of them can cause carbamate poisoning (q.v.). See table.
Medical dictionary. 2011.