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noun - plural: lindanes

  1. a white crystalline powder used as an agricultural insecticide

Alternative definition of the noun lindane


  1. [organic compound] The organochlorine insecticide 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane


"Lindane" is a book by Eckart Ulmann.

  • also known as "Lindane: monograph of an insecticide"


Lindane: The gamma-isomer of benzene hexachloride, a colorless to white colored, synthetic, crystalline solid with a slight musty odor that emits toxic fumes of hydrochloric acid and other chlorinated compounds when heated to decomposition. Lindane is used as an insecticide for hardwood logs, lumber, and crops. Lindane also has topical pediculicide and scabicide activities probably due to its neurotoxic effects. Inhalation exposure to this substance causes severe irritation of the nose and throat, causes anemia, and affects the liver, nervous, cardiovascular, and immune system. Lindane is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.

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Google previewAgrochemical and Pesticide Desk Reference on CD-ROM (1999)

by Michael A. Kamrin, John H. Montgomery

Lindane is a moderately toxic compound in EPA toxicity class II. Labels for...

Lindane is an organochlorine insecticide and fumigant that has been used on a wide range of soil-dwelling and plant-eating (phytophagous) insects.

Google previewPesticide Profiles (1997)

Toxicity, Environmental Impact, and Fate by Michael A. Kamrin

Lindane is a moderately toxic compound in EPA toxicity class II. Labels for...

Lindane is an organochlorine insecticide and fumigant that has been used on a wide range of soil-dwelling and plant-eating (phytophagous) insects.

Google previewIs it Safe to Eat? (2005)

Enjoy Eating and Minimize Food Risks by Ian Shaw

Lindane is a controversial OC pesticide that is either banned or use restricted in most developed countries. It has been linked to breast cancer by some lobby groups; the evidence is scant, but this and its persistence in the environment have ...

Google previewToxicology (2001)

A Case-Oriented Approach by John Joseph Fenton

Lindane is a neurotoxin to insects and has LD50 of 3.8 mg/kg in the cockroach, 1.0 mg/kg in the housefly, and in the thousands...

Lindane is an excitant that antagonizes the neurotransmitter, GABA, and the uptake of chloride ions The natural ...

Google previewThe Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome (1999)

by Christopher Shays

Lindane is a form of benzene, therefore benzene is still an issue here. .Although lindane is an approved substance b> the FDA. The FDA is very specific about its proper use. The M.P. unit was not instructed on its proper use. The unit sprayed ...

Google previewSasol Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology (2004)

by G.C. Gerrans, P. Hartmann-Petersen, Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen

Lindane is an insecticide and a mixture of the possible isomers arising from...

Lindane is a colourless, crystalline solid which is insoluble in water, but soluble in several organic solvents such as benzene, propanone (acetone) and ...

Google previewBulletin (1920)

Lindane is the ideal remedy for bed bugs although DDT may be used. The house should be thoroughly cleaned, all droppings removed and caked manure scraped from floors, roosts, dropping hoards and nests. Then spray with a 0.25 percent ...

Google previewPest Management for G.F. Erambert and Black Creek Seed Orchards, National Forests in MS, Forrest County, Perry County (1994)

Environmental Impact Statement

Lindane is a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, a fumigant, contact, and stomach poison with relatively long residual effects. It is available as an ...

Google previewGeneral, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Lindane is a neurotoxin that interferes with GABA neurotransmitter ...

Google previewSexually Transmitted Diseases (2013)

A Practical Guide for Primary Care by Neil S. Skolnik, Amy L. Clouse, Jo Ann Woodward

Lindane is an organochloride insecticide to which the mites have shown some resistance. In addition, it can be absorbed through the skin (especially directly after bathing or through damaged skin) and cause severe neurotoxicity and aplastic ...

Google previewToxics A to Z (1991)

A Guide to Everyday Pollution Hazards by John Harte, Cheryl Holdren, Richard Schneider, Christine Shirley

Lindane is the insecticidally active isomer and may be present in the pesticide product in relatively small amounts. Of the other isomers of HCH, the beta isomer appears to be most important biologically. Adding to the confusion is the problem ...

Google previewFrom Naked Ape to Superspecies (2009)

Humanity and the Global Eco-Crisis by David Suzuki, Holly Dressel

Lindane is a powerful pesticide that has been linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and seizures in children. It was one of the most hazardous toxins in the waste soup of Love Canal that brought about the Niagara Falls, New York, suburb's ...

Google previewSurvival and Sustainability (2011)

Environmental concerns in the 21st Century by Hüseyin Gökçekus, Umut Türker, James W. LaMoreaux

Endosulfan, a mixture of α- and β-isomers, is an organochlorine insecticide used for the control of sucking and chewing insects on fruits and vegetables, while lindane is a broad spectrum organochlorine insecticide and fumigant which has ...

Google previewPharmacology and the Nursing Process (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Lindane is a neurotoxin that interferes ...

Google previewAdvanced Mineralogy (1998)

Volume 3: Mineral Matter in Space, Mantle, Ocean Floor, Biosphere, Environmental Management, and Jewelry by Arnold S. Marfunin

Lindane is a typical follow-up ...

Google previewSex Trafficking (2012)

A Clinical Guide for Nurses by Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Pediculocide Medications Lindane (1%) Lindane is an organochloride prescription shampoo available in a ...

Google previewNew Microbiotests for Routine Toxicity Screening and Biomonitoring (2000)

by Guido Persoone, Colin Janssen, Wim De Coen

Lindane is an organochlorinated compound, methyl-parathion is an organo-phosphate and atrazine is a triazine.

Google previewSaunders Canadian Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN (2016)

by Linda Anne Silvestri

Rationale: Lindane is a pediculicide product that may be prescribed to treat scabies. It is contraindicated for children younger than 2 years because they have more permeable skin, and high systemic absorption may occur, placing the ...

Google previewPharmacology for the Primary Care Provider (2013)

by Marilyn Winterton Edmunds, Maren Stewart Mayhew

Lindane is a slow-killing pesticide that is stored in adipose and nerve tissue. Concerns about environmental contamination have arisen. Over the past 20 years, it has become less effective than other treatments. • Ivermectin is indicated for ...

Google previewClinical Dermatology E-Book (2015)

by Thomas P. Habif

Lindane is the generic name for the chemical g-benzene hexachloride, a compound chemically similar to an agricultural pesticide also referred to as lindane. It is a central nervous system stimulant that produces seizures and death in ...

Google previewPediatric Primary Care (2012)

by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, Catherine G. Blosser, Dawn Lee Garzon

Lindane is a prescription organochloride that effectively kills lice and nits. It is a neurotoxin and there are safety concerns because ...

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Lindane Meaning

Video shows what lindane means. The organochlorine insecticide 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane. lindane synonyms: gammaxene, ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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