Azamethiphos is an organothiophosphate insecticide. It can be used as a veterinary drug used in the salmon fish farming for controlling parasites such as salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis), a marine ectoparasitic copepod on salmonid species. Its primary target is on the acetylcholinesterase, a serine hydrolase involved in neurotransmission at cholinergic synapses and neuromuscular junctions.
Synergistic insecticidal and acaricidal organophosphorus compound
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