DANA TOMESCU, CRISTIAN COBILINSCHI, ALEXANDRU BAETU, ALEXANDRA TOTAN, PAUL TIBERIU NEAGU, CAMELIA CRISTINA DIACONU, IULIA FLORENTINA TINCU, ANCA PANTEA STOIAN, OVIDIU GABRIEL BRATU, RADU ALEXANDRU MACOVEI EFFECTS OF ACUTE ORGANOPHOSPHATE POISONING ON GLYCEMIC PROFILE IN WEANLING RATS AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
Organophosphates (OP) are frequently used worldwide as pesticides in both agriculture and human households leaving toxic residues in food or living environment. OP act through acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition and acute poisoning carries a higher risk of mortality due to parasympathetic overstimulation. Long-term exposure leads to nervous, hepatic or renal dysfunction. Chlorpyrifos, one of the most commonly used compound appears to cause hyperglycemia, insulin resistance and the risk of developing diabetes after prolonged exposure. The aim of this article was to assess the impact of acute OP poisoning on glycemic status in weanling mice.