Definitions for "Carbamates"
A class of chemicals, usually insecticides, which inhibits cholinesterase resulting in unregulated nerve ending activation and paralysis in insects (e.g., Temik, Sevin, Larvin).
The carbamate insecticides are poisons that interrupt nerve conduction. These compounds cause the accumulation of acetylcholine at nerve endings by reversibly binding with the acetycholinesterase enzyme.
Insecticides which owe their activity to the carbamate moiety in the molecule. Examples include: Aldicarb, Carbaryl, Methomyl.