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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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We present a 25-year-old female patient who ingested an unknown organophosphorus in a suicide attempt which resulted in delayed peripheral neuropathy.
these overcoats are uniquely capable of converting a military vehicle surface from an otherwise inert contact area to a dynamic surface that rapidly decontaminates significant amounts of weapons-grade organophosphorus nerve toxins," said USM's James Rawlins, Reactive Surfaces board member and principal investigator on the military coatings project.
Organophosphorus (OP) pesticides were the first pesticides reviewed by the U.
a leading nanotechnology enabled performance coatings company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed a patent covering its method for applying organophosphorus acids to cutting tools.
The 41 papers consider such topics as signal processing in the multi-component Raman spectra of particulate matter, detecting and classifying organic and organophosphorus analytes on soil from reflection-absorption spectroscopy, a high-resolution two-dimensional laser radar for viewing and identifying occluded hard targets, a pyramid-based block of skewers for pixel purity index for end-member extraction in hyperspectal imagery, a computer tomographic imaging spectrometer and a snapshot hyperspectral imager and polarimeter, wavelength selective bolometer design, spectral signatures of acetone vapor from ultraviolet to millimeter wavelengths, and the three-dimensional deconvolution of vibration corrupted hyperspectral images.
Five other research and review articles and one short communication explore how chemistry is used in environmental sciences from such perspectives as intelligent air quality monitoring using connectionist models, environmental friendly methods for extracting and determining organophosphorus and organochlorine pesticides, and the numeral solution of some problems of environmental pollution.
The stickiness of chromosomes was also reported in cells treated with organophosphorus pesticides [12] and industrial effluents [19].
van Loon, FCIC, research was focused on the development of the pH-rate profile for the hydrolysis of the organophosphorus insecticide, diazinon.
The enzymatic hydrolysis and thus detoxication of certain organophosphorus acid anhydrides, commonly termed "nerve gases," is now well documented (1).
2) Because the organophosphorus compounds are readily available, relatively cheap and have a rapidly lethal action, even in smaller doses they are widely used as suicidal poisons.
Fenthion is a broad spectrum organophosphorus (OP) insecticide used in horticulture and for veterinary (cattle), domestic and industrial pest control - including pest birds.
A carboxylesterase with broad substrate specificity caused organophosphorus carbamate and pyrethroid resistance in peach potato aphids (Myzus persica).

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