organophosphate organophosphate

Definition(s):

  • (n) an insecticide that interferes with an insect's nervous system

Usage(s):

  • Neither chemical came with a warning of dangerous interaction, but the impact of diazinon, an organophosphate that inhibits nerve action, was apparently magnified by the Tagamet.

News

  • Mock disaster tests Salinas hospital's trauma response

    Shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday near Salinas on Highway 101, a tractor-trailer truck carrying thousands of pounds of a deadly organophosphate pesticide crashed, causing a chain reaction of accidents involving numerous vehicles.
    on August 2, 2013     Source: The Salinas Californian

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