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Main Title Relationship between Cholinesterase Inhibition and Thermoregulation Following Exposure to Diisopropyl Fluorophosphate in the Rat.
Author Gordon, C. J. ; Fogelson, L. ; Richards, J. ; Highfill., J. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/109;
Stock Number PB92-158658
Additional Subjects Diisopropylfluorophosphate ; Body temperature regulation ; Cholinesterase inhibitors ; Toxicology ; Rats ; Exposure ; Dose-response relationships ; Acetylcholinesterase ; Blood ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-158658 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/28/1992
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The study examined the relationship between inhibition of cholinesterase activity (CA) and thermoregulatory response in the rat following exposure to the organophosphate (OP), diisopropyl fluorophosphate (DFP). Male Long-Evans rats were injected with DFP dissolved in peanut oil in doses ranging from 0 to 1.5 mg/kg (s.c.). Colonic T(sub col) and tail skin temperature T(sub tail) were recorded at 0, 1, 2, and 3 hr post-injection. At 3 hr post-injection the rat was sacrificed and a blood sample was taken by cardiac puncture and analyzed for CA. There was a biphasic dose effect of DFP on T(sub col) with slight but significant elevation in T(sub col) in the dose range of 0.01 to 0.5 mg/kg and a significant depression in T(sub col) at doses of 1.0 and 1.5 mg/kg. There was a dose-dependent fall in CA with DFP administration in the erythrocyte, plasma, and whole blood fractions. Hypothermia was associated with 80 to 87% inhibition in CA, whereas the elevation in T(sub col) was associated with 20 to 70% inhibition in CA. DFP also elicited significant elevations in T(sub tail) (Copyright (c) 1991 Elsevier Science Publishers.)