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How to describe poisoning by organophosphates and pesticides?

How to describe poisoning by organophosphates and pesticides?

Typical scenario: This class of chemicals affects acetylcholine and can result in diffuse weakness, and difficulty breathing if excess exposure does occur, besides additional systemic and GI symptoms. This could well develop rapidly into a medical emergency. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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What is organophosphate pesticides dental?

What is organophosphate pesticides dental?

Organophosphate : Pesticides or insecticides have no application in the dental field. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Where does one get evaluated for suspicion of pesticide/herbicide poisoning when symptoms are vague and pcp's cannot direct?

Where does one get evaluated for suspicion of pesticide/herbicide poisoning when symptoms are vague and pcp's cannot direct?

OP poisoning : If its an acute exposure, er docs are best at diagnosis and treating these. If chronic, internist, toxicologist, pathologist, pharmacologist, neurologist, pulmonologists, or occupational med, may be able to help explain why your pcp thinks symptoms are vague. In my experience, veteran pest controllers know more about this than many doctors. ...Read more

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Tight/heavy chest. I'm worried I got poisoned by a pesticide man, (he sprayed near me) But my mom says its my OCD. Panic attack or Pyerthin Poisoning?

Tight/heavy chest. I'm worried I got poisoned by a pesticide man, (he sprayed near me) But my mom says its my OCD. Panic attack or Pyerthin Poisoning?

Poisoning not likely: It is unlikely for an adult to suffer pesticide poisoning just because the pesticide man sprayed nearby. Make sure there is good ventilation. If other adults in the same location are feeling fine, it's not likely that there is enough poison in the air to poison the people. In these circumstances, an OCD patient can look at what the other people are doing, to help verify to herself what is real. ...Read more

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Could prior accidental poisoning cause too much iron in body?

Could prior accidental poisoning cause too much iron in body?

Iron overload: It is uncommon for iron overload to occur as a result of poisoning. More likely etiologies are congenital disorders such as hemochromatosis, repetitive blood transfusions, or a hematologic condition which prevents normal iron usage. It is important for you to be seen by a hematologist to determine how severe your iron overload is, what the etiology is, and what's the best treatment. ...Read more

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Child's possible accidental poisoning. How do I report my neighbor for negligence?

Child's possible accidental poisoning. How do I report my neighbor for negligence?

Call: You can call your local child and youth protective services. They provide privacy to your call and you can express your concerns. ...Read more

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How does organophosphate poisoning cause muscular paralysis?

How does organophosphate poisoning cause muscular paralysis?

Inhibits AChE: Organophosphates inhibit acetocholinesterase, which is responsible for recycling actetocholine. This leads to muscle overstimulation and rigid paralysis (amongst other things). ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is organophosphate poisoning?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is organophosphate poisoning?

It can be fatal: Organophosphates are found in insecticides, herbicides, and nerve agents. They block an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine (ACh). As a result, ACh accumulation can cause anxiety, headache, convulsions, respiratory failure, tremor, general weakness, and potentially coma. Patients with symptoms and an exposure history should go to the closest ER. Ref: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2493390 ...Read more

Avoid Organophosphate Pesticides (Definition)

Organophosphate pesticides are potent neurotoxins used to kill insects. Exposure has been linked to developmental problems in children, including ADHD and disorders ...Read more


Pesticide (Definition)

It ia any chemical or natually abtained substance that when exposed 2 a pest, it kills it. There r many & if u r going 2 use any for what ever reason, ...Read more