Carbamates are organic compounds such as salts or esters. These are derived from carbamic acid and contain the group —OOCNH2 or the anion NH2COO. Carbamates are used in pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, nematocides, paint and wood preservatives, and even in certain medications. It is generally toxic in significant amounts which can be ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. Carbamate poisoning effects include abdominal pain, nausea, headache, seizures, and coma.

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