Organophosphate poisoning.

  title={Organophosphate poisoning.},
  author={Daniel E Rusyniak and Kristine A Na{\~n}agas},
  journal={Seminars in neurology},
  volume={24 2},
Organophosphates are commonly used as pesticides around the world. Exposures to organophosphates cause a significant number of poisonings and deaths each year. Organophosphates bind and inhibit cholinesterase enzymes. Acute toxicity manifests as a cholinergic crisis with excessive glandular secretions, altered mental status, and weakness. Several delayed syndromes have also been associated with organophosphate exposure, including a myasthenic-like syndrome, peripheral neuropathies… CONTINUE READING