Electrophysiological studies in acute organophosphate poisoning.

  title={Electrophysiological studies in acute organophosphate poisoning.},
  author={Rustom S. Wadia and Sarkar Chitra and Rana Amin and R S Kiwalkar and H V Sardesai},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={50 11},
Electrophysiological studies in suicidal patients with organophosphate poisoning are reported. Patients often developed muscular weakness of variable severity owing to diplorisation block at nicotinic receptors. During such paralysis nerve conduction velocity and distal latencies were normal even in severely paralysed patients. The amplitude of the compound action potential was smaller than in controls and often showed a repetitive response. The amplitude tended to be lower in those more… CONTINUE READING