organophosphate nerve agent

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any of a series of nerve agents containing organophosphate compounds first synthesized by German chemists in 1936

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Organophosphates represent 50% of all insecticides used worldwide (Casida and Quistad 2004), and there is increasing likelihood of human exposures to organophosphate nerve agents such as those used in the terrorist incidents in Matsumoto and the Tokyo subway in Japan; therefore, identifying potential ameliorating therapies is critical.
7] developed a fiber-optic microbial biosensor suitable for direct measurement of organophosphate nerve agents.
The EyeMarker RTD1000 is an automated, portable, noninvasive device that in two minutes or less can assess, by measuring the pupil or retina of the eye, if an individual has been exposed to any of a series of toxins, including botulinum, organophosphate nerve agents, cyanide and carbon monoxide.
Organophosphate nerve agents, or anti-cholinesterase agents, cause toxicity by binding to and inhibiting acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme in the body that is essential for nervous system function.
The WRAIR intramural research has demonstrated improved neurological outcomes in animals treated with cyclosporin following traumatic brain injury or exposure to organophosphate nerve agents.
Mitogard[R] was shown by WRAIR researchers to be neuroprotective in models of traumatic brain injury and seizure-induced brain injury from organophosphate nerve agents.