tetraethylpyrophosphate

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tetraethylpyrophosphate

[¦te·trə¦eth·əl¦pī·rō′fä‚sfāt]
(organic chemistry)
C8H20O7P2 A hygroscopic corrosive liquid miscible with although decomposed by water, and miscible with many organic solvents; inhibits the enzyme acetylcholinesterase; used as an insecticide in place of nicotine sulfate.
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Recurrence was noted in three patients; two in operated by Stoppa's method and one in TEPP which were not due to procedure itself but due to inexperience on part of surgeon and less expertise respectively.
5 [micro]M TEPP (tetraethylpyrophosphate), which is a specific inhibitor of butyryicholine esterase, so that specific inhibition of AChE alone could be assessed.
Editorial Note: The results of the 1996 and 1999 Arizona ATS indicate that the prevalence of cigarette use among Arizona adults decreased substantially following the implementation of the statewide Arizona TEPP.