Volume 9, Issue 3 (10-1995)                   Med J Islam Repub Iran 1995 | Back to browse issues page

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ABDOLLAHI M, JALALI N, JAFARI A A. ORGANOPHOSPHATE-INDUCED CHRONIC TOXICITY IN OCCUPATIONALLY EXPOSED WORKERS. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1995; 9 (3) :221-225
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1322-en.html
From the Department of Toxicology and Pharmacology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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Organophosphate chronic toxicity has been evaluated in this study. Biological screening for organophosphate insecticide-exposed workers is mostly recommended for mixers, loaders, formulators and spraymen. We have studied 17 occupationally exposed persons to pesticides. Using Ellman's colorimetric method, their plasma cholinesterase activities have been measured. Results show that the appearance of some of the symptoms of chronic organophosphate toxicity depends on the extent of plasma cholinesterase activity reduction. Our results also indicate that headache, weakness, nervousness, memory difficulty, tremors, insomnia and dizziness areā€¢ the main problems demonstrated in these workers.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Pharmacology

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