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What are organophosphates?



This question is part of Pharmacology Final Exam Review
Asked by Perduekm, Last updated: Jun 28, 2019

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Luz

Luz

Answered on Jun 28, 2019

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c.Dorothy

C.Dorothy

Answered on Feb 28, 2018

An organophosphate is compound whose molecule contains either one or multiple phosphate ester groups. This especially, but not exclusively, refers to organic fertilizers of this type.

Generally organophosphates is the broad name given to esters of phosphoric acid. It should be noted as well that organophosphates often have an intense neurotoxic activity as well. These sort of molecules were actually originally developed as nerve gases but as stated they are often fertilizers, insecticides, and fire retardants that are quite widely used these days.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Feb 01, 2017

An organophosphate or phosphate ester is the general name for esters of phosphoric acid.

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