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Chapter: Modern Medical Toxicology: Hydrocarbons and Pesticides: Pesticides

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Rodenticides

These are compounds which kill rats, mice, moles, and other rodents.

RODENTICIDES

These are compounds which kill rats, mice, moles, and other rodents. Examples, anticoagulants, thallium, vacor, phosphorus, zinc and aluminium phosphide, alpha-naphthyl-thiourea, cholecalciferol, arsenic, barium carbonate, bromethalin, fluoroacetamide, sodium monofluoroacetamide, red squill, strychnine.

Some of these are very commonly involved in human poisoning, e.g. phosphorus, zinc and aluminium phos-phide, long acting anticoagulants (especially broma-diolone), etc., but they have been discussed elsewhere (consult Index).


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