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How does organophosphate poisoning cause muscular paralysis?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Inhibits AChE

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

In brief: Inhibits AChE

Organophosphates inhibit acetocholinesterase, which is responsible for recycling actetocholine.
This leads to muscle overstimulation and rigid paralysis (amongst other things).
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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In brief: Acetylcholine

The fertilizer or pesticide chemicals can directly block the critical chemical acetylcholine which allows nerve muscle communication at the neuromuscular junction, and thus, create a life-threatening situation.
Wear protective gear if using such sprays.

In brief: Acetylcholine

The fertilizer or pesticide chemicals can directly block the critical chemical acetylcholine which allows nerve muscle communication at the neuromuscular junction, and thus, create a life-threatening situation.
Wear protective gear if using such sprays.
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