The organophosphates exert their biological action in mammals and arthropods by attacking the system of neural transmission and thus interfering with the function of the target organs. The scope of this publication permits reference to be made only to the most important conceptions and interrelationships necessary for a general understanding of the mode of action of organophosphates. Detailed discussions of the hypotheses and experimental results will be found in the monographs published by Heath , by O’Brien , more recently by Triggle , as well as in a review of the literature on acetyl-cholinesterases by Engelhard, Prchal and Nenner .
KeywordsHydrolysis Atropine Carbaryl TEPP Phosphoryl Choline
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