organophosphorus love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An organophosphate.

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  • adj. describing any of a series of derivatives of phosphorus that have at least one alkyl or aryl group, especially one containing at least one carbon-phosphorus bond


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  • Nerve agents belong to a class of compounds known as organophosphorus OP agents.

  • Karalliedde, “Neurotoxic effects of organophosphorus insecticides,” New England Journal of Medicine, March 26, 1987, pp.


  • Several chemicals including inorganic salts and organophosphorus compounds can cause a loss of sensory functions.


  • To conclude this section, the closing observations from Spiegelberg's monograph will be cited (these remarks do not refer exclusively to organophosphorus CW agents) [2]:

    Forgotten Veterans of Cold War Experiments

  • In 2006, researchers from Emory University in Atlanta found that eating an organic diet “provides a dramatic and immediate protective effect against dietary exposure to organophosphorus pesticides.”

    The Truth About Beauty

  • I think the problem here is the agricultural storage there, that you had the general referring to pesticides and so on, the family of compounds, chemical compounds that go to make up some pesticides are the organophosphorus compounds which is the same sort of family as you would find for chemical warfare agents or so-called nerve agents; sarin is one type, VX is another, and tabune (ph) is a third.

    CNN Transcript Apr 7, 2003

  • A potential exists, however, for the application of methoprene against Cigarette beetles or organophosphorus resistant strains of Rhyzopertha dominica and Oryzaephilus surinamensis.

    10. Integrated pest management

  • Tests have also proven a potential use of methoprene in combination with an organophosphorus compound.

    10. Integrated pest management

  • On environmental grounds, organophosphorus chemicals and pyrethroids seemed preferable but they remain effective for a few days only and must be reapplied over and over.

    Chapter 23

  • Otherwise an organophosphorus insecticide and a pyrethroid may be applied alternately.

    8. Pest control using insecticides


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