Accession Number : AD0763555

Title :   Transient Blindness Due to the Combined Effects of Mevinphos and Atropine,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Revzin,Alvin M.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Three squirrel monkeys did not respond to visual stimuli for at least one hour following combined administration of mevinphos (Phosdrin) and atropine. Therefore, aerial applicator personnel being treated for mevinphos (Phosdrin) poisoning with atropine may show potentially hazardous dysfunctions of visual perception. Some mechanisms for this effect were discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INSECTICIDES, ATROPINE), (*ORGANIC PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS, *ATROPINE), (*BLINDNESS, INSECTICIDES), TOXICITY, VISION, CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS, POISONING, MONKEYS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Subject Categories : Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE