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Pronunciation: shra'dan

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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