Organophosphate Poisoning Due to a Wheat Bagel


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KAVALCI C., DURUKAN P. , OZER M., CEVIK Y., Kavalci G.

INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.48, no.2, pp.85-88, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.2169/internalmedicine.48.1559
  • Title of Journal : INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-88

Abstract

Objective Organophosphate compounds are possibly the most widely-used insecticides worldwide. Organophosphate compounds cause poisoning, inhibiting acetylcholinesterase at the cholinergic synapses. Civilian casualties resulted from a terrorist attack with sarin in a Tokyo subway. Recent terrorist activities have also raised concerns that organophosphate or nerve agents may be used as a weapon of terror or mass destruction.