paraquat


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to paraquat: paraquat poisoning, diquat

par·a·quat

 (păr′ə-kwŏt′)
n.
A toxic nonpersistent contact herbicide, C12H14 N2, usually formulated as its colorless dichloride salt, C12H14Cl2N2, or yellow bismethyl sulfate salt, C12H14N2O8S2.

Paraquat

(ˈpærəˌkwɒt)
n
(Elements & Compounds) trademark a yellow extremely poisonous soluble solid used in solution as a weedkiller
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paraquat - a poisonous yellow solid used in solution as a herbicide
herbicide, weed killer, weedkiller - a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
Translations

Paraquat

® [ˈpærəkwɒt] Nherbicida m

paraquat

n paraquat m
References in periodicals archive ?
In recent years, as one kind of major herbicide, dicamba has been highly paid attention to since its substitute paraquat is becoming less and less popular in China.
Superoxide generation by paraquat was prevented by the intracellular result of cyanocobalamin to the same degree as by superoxide dismutase.
I am not so keen on 'White Feather' which looks like it has had a good dose of paraquat and is in the final throes of death.
There were also reports that the drug was mixed with Paraquat, an herbicide that can cause death and serious damage to the respiratory system.
The scientists discovered that the volatile organic compound 1-octen-3-ol, otherwise known as mushroom alcohol, can cause movement disorders in flies, similar to those observed in the presence of pesticides, such as paraquat and rotenone.
Frank Soldner, research scientist in Jaenisch's lab and co-author of the study, said that exposing both normal and mutant neurons to pesticides, including paraquat, maneb and rotenone, created excessive free radicals in cells with the mutation, causing damage to dopamine-containing neurons that led to cell death.
Optimal reaction conditions are ensured using the appropriate by an experimental design and the copolymer with highest grafting percentage is used in absorbing paraquat in aqueous.
7) Exposure to the insecticide rotenone, (8) the herbicide paraquat (9) and the neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) (10) have been shown experimentally to cause mitochondrial dysfunction and subsequent parkinsonism in laboratory animals.
The initial thing was to save soil, toil and oil," says Dick Foal, who served as CTIC's first Chairman when he was Paraquat herbicide Product Manager for Chevron.
Experimental studies employing 1-methyl 4-phenyl 1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP), 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), methamphetamine, rotenone, and maneb and paraquat models have shown an enormous potential of melatonin in amelioration of the symptomatic features of PD.
Mice treated with paraquat and metformin survived significantly longer than those treated with paraquat only.