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organophosphate

[ȯr¦gan·ə′fäs‚fāt]
(organic chemistry)
A soluble fertilizer material made up of organic phosphate esters such as glucose, glycol, or sorbitol; useful for providing phosphorus to deep-root systems.
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They also found that teens with higher prenatal organophosphate exposure had less blood flow to the frontal cortex when engaged in tasks that test cognitive flexibility and visual working memory, and that they had more blood flow to the parietal and temporal lobes during tests of linguistic working memory.
Snipers and otapiapia, like other pesticides, are organophosphate compounds and are toxic in nature.
Various endocrine influences can occurr in the acute period of organophosphate poisoning.
Environmental Protection Agency, many organophosphates remain in use.
* Organophosphates act mainly by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase action, thereby leading to accumulation of acetylcholine and subsequent overstimulation of muscarinic and nicotinic receptors.
Conclusions: Prolongation of respiratory depression necessitating MV support, comorbidities, long hospital stay, elevated creatinine, low GCS scores and low PcHE levels without regeneration in the first 48 hours of admission are all found to be poor prognostic factors for organophosphate (OP) poisoning.
Organophosphates cause acute symptoms by the inactivation of acetylcholinesterase.
Methods: The retrospective study was conducted at Dicle University,Diyarbakir,Turkey, and comprised data of patients who presented with organophosphate poisoning between April 2004 and April 2013.
He continued: "We have to make this distinction between actual poisoning - and organophosphates are poisonous substances, they do cause tetanus-like symptoms if acute poisoning takes place - and the very separate issue of whether exposure to low levels of organophosphates that are not causing overt poisoning, whether they contribute to these long-term conditions."
"Impact of low-level exposure to organophosphates on human reproduction and survival".
Organophosphates, particularly chlorpyrifos applications during the second trimester, were associated with an elevated risk of autism.