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Paraquat Summary

Description: A poisonous dipyridilium compound used as contact herbicide. Contact with concentrated solutions causes irritation of the skin, cracking and shedding of the nails, and delayed healing of cuts and wounds.

Also Known As: Gramoxone; Paragreen A; Viologen, Methyl; Methyl Viologen; 4,4'-Bipyridinium, 1,1'-dimethyl-

Networked: 1588 relevant articles (76 outcomes, 197 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Paraquat is Relevant

  1. Poisoning : 41 outcomes 95 studies in 823 results
  2. Lung Injury : 14 outcomes 16 studies in 114 results
  3. Acute Lung Injury : 10 outcomes 15 studies in 65 results
  4. Fibrosis (Cirrhosis) : 5 outcomes 8 studies in 69 results
  5. Pulmonary Fibrosis (Hamman Rich Syndrome) : 3 outcomes 21 studies in 117 results
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Drugs Related to Paraquat

  1. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
  2. Methylprednisolone
  3. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
  4. Xuebijing
  5. Antioxidants
  6. Charcoal (Charbon)
  7. Dexamethasone (Maxidex)
  8. Sodium
  9. 1- Methyl- 4- phenyl- 1,2,3,6- tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)
  10. Vitamin E
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Therapies Related to Paraquat

  1. Hemoperfusion
  2. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis)
  3. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients)
  4. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  5. Emergency Treatment
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