triorthocresyl phosphate

triorthocresyl phosphate
A triaryl phosphate; produces a delayed neurotoxicity. An infamous incident occurred when it appeared as an adulterant in Jamaica ginger and was responsible for thousands of cases of paralysis during the Prohibition era.

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tri·or·tho·cre·syl phosphate .trī-.ȯr-thō-.kres-əl-, -.krēs- n a usu. colorless, odorless, tasteless neurotoxic organophosphate C21H21O4P that sometimes is the cause of poisoning of workers handling it in industry

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tri·or·tho·cres·yl phos·phate (tri-or″tho-kresґəl) tri-o-tolyl phosphate.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • tri-o-tolyl phosphate — tri o tol·yl phos·phate (tri tolґəl) the highly toxic ortho isomer of tritolyl phosphate; when ingested, it can cause paralysis. See Jamaica ginger paralysis, under paralysis. Called also triorthotolyl phosphate, tri o cresyl phosphate and… …   Medical dictionary

  • TOCP — Abbreviation for triorthocresyl phosphate. * * * tri o cresyl phosphate …   Medical dictionary

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