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 (ôr′gə-nō-fŏs′fər-əs, -fŏs-fôr′əs, ôr-găn′ə-)
An organophosphate.

or′gan·o·phos′pho·rus, or′gan·o·phos′pho·rous adj.
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Measurement of dialkyl phosphate metabolites of organophosphorus pesticides in human urine using lyophilization with gas chromatographytandem mass spectrometry and isotope dilution quantification.
Organophosphorus is a chemical compound used in nerve agents like sarin and kills by asphyxiation.
According to a survey done by Veale, misdiagnosis of organophosphorus poisoning is made in 17.
Paraoxonase and susceptibility to organophosphorus poisoning in farmers dipping sheep.
Currently among the various groups of pesticides that are being used all over the world, organophosphorus pesticides form a major and most widely used group accounting for more than 36% of total world market.
The 30 contributors examine a variety of topics, such as: applications and new trends in organophosphorus polymers, novel polymeric porous materials, smart hybrid nanoparticles, recent developments in asymmetric C-C bond formation reactions, and trimerization and tetramerization of ethylene.
Overproduction of saliva is uncommon, but when present, it is sometimes related to: prescription medications Pilocarpine (for glaucoma) and lithium (to stabilize mood); exposure to heavy metals such as iron, lead, arsenic, and mercury; and organophosphorus (acetylcholinesterase) poisoning.
10] undertaken a survey in northern India, has shown the presence of high concentration of both organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides in the surface and ground water samples.
The stickiness of chromosomes was also reported in cells treated with organophosphorus pesticides [12] and industrial effluents [19].
Both insecticides and herbicides, most notably organochlorines, organophosphorus compounds, chlorophenoxy acids/esters, and botanicals, significantly increased the risk of Parkinson's disease.
In 2004, the organophosphorus pesticide, diazinon, was phased-out for all residential uses in the United States.
Gary Fellers and his colleagues found that summertime winds from the San Joaquin Valley in California transported organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) such as endosulfan and chlorpyrifos into the mountains.

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