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Glossary for Organophosphate insecticide poisoning

  • Breathing difficulties: Various types of breathing difficulty (dyspnea).
  • Chemical-related conditions: Medical conditions related to chemicals and toxin exposures.
  • Convulsions: Involuntary spasms especially those affecting the full body
  • Miosis: A condition which is characterized by the contraction of the pupil of the eyes
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Rales: are the clicking, rattling, or crackling noises heard on auscultation of the lung caused by the"popping open" of small airways and alveoli collapsed by fluid, exudate, or lack of aeration during expiration
  • Respiratory distress: A condition which is characterized by poor respiration that results in the body being under stress

 

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