Which organophosphate (OP) compounds cause organophosphate (OP) toxicity?

Updated: Sep 22, 2018
  • Author: Kenneth D Katz, MD, FAAEM, ABMT; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Organophosphate (OP) compounds are a diverse group of chemicals used in both domestic and industrial settings. Examples of organophosphates include the following:

  • Insecticides – Malathion, parathion, diazinon, fenthion, dichlorvos, chlorpyrifos, ethion
  • Nerve gases – Soman, sarin, tabun, VX
  • Ophthalmic agents – Echothiophate, isoflurophate
  • Antihelmintics – Trichlorfon
  • Herbicides – Tribufos (DEF), merphos
  • Industrial chemical (plasticizer) – Tricresyl phosphate

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