Definition: A potent irreversible organophosphate cholinesterase inhibitor used as an insecticide. It was prepared for potential use as a nerve gas. Poisoning produces a cholinergic crisis that can be fatal.
Synonym(s): octamethyl pyrophosphoramide
[Gerhard Schrader, Ger. chemist, + -an]
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