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Title: Zectran fed orally to mice...cholinesterase levels in blood determined

Author: Lang, Jean Marie; Miskus, Raymond R.

Date: 1967

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-140. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-140

Description: Zectran, a carbamate insecticide, is being field-tested against the spruce budworm. Taken in sufficient quantity, it can induce cholinesterase (ChE) inhibition in mammals. In laboratory experiments, Zectran was fed orally to mice. Results indicated that maximum ChE inhibition occurred 15 to 30 minutes after ingestion of Zectran, and that a ChE test is unreliable in the case of Zectran poisoning unless taken while symptoms are apparent.

Keywords: carbamate; poisoning; Zectran; cholinesterase inhibitors; insecticide

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Lang, Jean Marie; Miskus, Raymond R.  1967.  Zectran fed orally to mice...cholinesterase levels in blood determined.   Res. Note PSW-RN-140. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.

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