organophosphorus compound poisoning


organophosphorus compound poisoning
poisoning from excessive exposure to an organophosphorus compound (see table at organophosphorus); symptoms are usually neurologic and may cause death.

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  • parathion — An organic phosphate insecticide, highly toxic to animals and humans, that is an irreversible inhibitor of cholinesterases. * * * para·thi·on .par ə thī ən, .än n an extremely toxic thiophosphate insecticide C10H14NO5PS * * * n. an organic… …   Medical dictionary

  • sarin — A nerve poison similar to diisopropyl fluorophosphate and tetraethyl pyrophosphate; a very potent irreversible cholinesterase inhibitor and a more toxic nerve gas than tabun or …   Medical dictionary

  • soman — An extremely potent cholinesterase inhibitor. SEE ALSO: sarin, tabun. * * * So·man sō mən n a poisonous gas C7H16FO2P with potent anticholinesterase activity created for use in chemical warfare * * * so·man (soґman) an organophosphorus compound… …   Medical dictionary

  • tabun — An extremely potent cholinesterase inhibitor; the lethal dose for humans is believed to be as low as 0.01 mg/kg; median lethal dosage (respiratory) is about 40 mg/min/m3 for resting persons. * * * ta·bun tä .bu̇n n …   Medical dictionary

  • VX — no evidence of venous invasion [TNM (tumor node metastasis) classification]; virus X * * * VX vē eks n a cholinesterase inhibitor C11H26NO2PS prepared and stockpiled for use in chemical warfare as a nerve gas * * * an organophosphorus compound… …   Medical dictionary

  • Vx — vertex * * * VX vē eks n a cholinesterase inhibitor C11H26NO2PS prepared and stockpiled for use in chemical warfare as a nerve gas * * * an organophosphorus compound that is a potent cholinesterase inhibitor and is used as a nerve gas; symptoms… …   Medical dictionary

  • tetraethyl pyrophosphate — An organic phosphoric compound used as an insecticide; a potent irreversible cholinesterase inhibitor. * * * tetraethyl pyrophosphate n TEPP * * * (TEPP) tet·ra·eth·yl py·ro·phos·phate …   Medical dictionary

  • metrifonate — SYN: trichlorfon. * * * met·ri·fo·nate (met″rĭ foґnāt) [USP] an organophosphorus insecticide having potent anticholinesterase activity; especially effective against Schistosoma haematobium. Administered topically or sometimes… …   Medical dictionary


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