paraoxon

noun

para·​ox·​on -ˈäk-ˌsän How to pronounce paraoxon (audio)
: a phosphate ester C10H14NO6P that is formed from parathion in the body and that is a potent anticholinesterase

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“Paraoxon.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paraoxon. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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