Organophosphorous pesticides:

Originally developed in Germany during the 30's & 40's, the earliest compounds were so toxic to mammals that a second less lethal group had to be developed. What do the following examples have in common?

 

Mode of action: in the body they are converted by the MFO system to paraxon which is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor- see this page written in my handwriting! sorry....

Affect the CNS, neuromuscular joints, result in convulsions, paralysis, death.


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