organophosphate


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or·gan·o·phos·phate

 (ôr′gə-nō-fŏs′fāt, ôr-găn′ə-)
n.
Any of several organic compounds containing phosphate, some of which are used as fertilizers and pesticides.

or′gan·o·phos′phate adj.

organophosphate

(ɔːˌɡænəʊˈfɒsfeɪt)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any of a group of organic compounds containing phosphate groups and used as a pesticide

or•ga•no•phos•phate

(ˌɔr gə noʊˈfɒs feɪt, ɔrˌgæn ə-)

n.
any of a variety of organic compounds that contain phosphorus and often have intense neurotoxic activity.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.organophosphate - an insecticide that interferes with an insect's nervous system
chlorpyrifos - a common organophosphate insecticide
insect powder, insecticide - a chemical used to kill insects
Translations

organophosphate

[ɔːˌgənəʊˈfɒsfeɪt] Norganofosfato m

organophosphate

[ɔːrˌgænəʊˈfɒsfeɪt] norganophosphoré morgan transplant ngreffe f d'organe

organophosphate

nOrganophosphat nt

organophosphate

n organofosforado
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The grant will be used to support research that investigates new chemical and imaging technologies to understand how poisonous organophosphates enter the brain and how antidotes and therapeutics can be used to reduce neurotoxic effects to organophosphate exposures.
Because of inconclusive data regarding both the long-term effects of organophosphate exposure and the relative dose amounts necessary to cause harm, (50) regulating the registration, distribution, and application of these chemicals is difficult at best.
Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate pesticide that is characterized as a strong toxin.
The police said they believe organophosphates may have been mixed into the dumplings during either production or packaging and they will investigate the food poisoning as possible attempted murder.
The reduced pseudocholinesterase concentration of 545 U/l (normal range 3 000-9 300 U/l) confirmed the clinical diagnosis of organophosphate poisoning.
Additionally, samples from 3 patients with serious organophosphate poisoning (parathion, patients 11 and 13; methyloxydemeton, patient 12) were included.
PUBLICATION of a survey of sheep dippers who believe their health has suffered due to being exposed to organophosphates has been further delayed.
Diazinon is an older chemical in the organophosphate group that can affect the nervous system, said David Deegan, EPA spokesman.
Residues over legal limits included organophosphates and pesticides with very strong evidence of being able to disrupt the hormone system:
They looked especially for pyrethroids and organophosphates because of their widespread use throughout the 7,000-square-mile (18,200 square kilometers) cotton-producing area.
The project, which involves nine other partners, will create an instrument, which uses biosensor technology and rapid extraction techniques to detect quickly and effectively the presence of organophosphate residues on raw produce before it is accepted for processing.