Imidacloprid is a systemic insecticide which acts as an insect neurotoxin and belongs to a class of chemicals called the neonicotinoids which act on the central nervous system of insects with much lower toxicity to mammals. The chemical works by interfering with the transmission of stimuli in the insect nervous system. Specifically, it causes a bl...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: im′i-dă-clō′prid Definitions: 1. A veterinary drug classed as a chloronicotinyl nitroguanidine insecticide; a topical therapy, usually applied monthly, acts by blocking the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors on the postsynaptic membrane of a receptor class present in insects only; resulting in paralysi...
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