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Organophosphate Poisoning Symptoms

Most insecticides affect the nervous system. Symptoms may differ between adults and children.

Symptoms of an insecticide inhalation in adults include:


Symptoms of an insecticide inhalation in children include:

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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