Sodium Bicarbonate and N-Acetyl Cysteine in Treatment of Organophosphorus Poisoning Cases: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Organophosphorus compounds are organic compounds containing phosphorus. They are used primarily in pest control as an alternative to chlorinated hydrocarbons that persist in the environment. They are highly effective against insects, however, toxic to humans.

Organophosphorus Poisoning
Organophosphorus Poisoning

Among the commonly used organophosphates are parathion, malathion, methyl parathion, chlorpyrifos, diazinon, dichlorvos, phosmet, fenitrothion, tetrachlorvinphos and azamethiphos. Malathion is the most commonly used organophosphate insecticide in the United States (US). Forty organophosphate pesticides are registered in the US, with at least 73 million pounds used in agricultural and house-hold settings.

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