parathion metabolic process

id: GO:0018952
name: parathion metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving parathion, a highly toxic organophosphate compound formerly used as a broad spectrum insecticide, acaricide, fumigant and nematocide. Degradation of parathion by sunlight or liver enzymes can result in the formation of the active compound paraoxon which interferes with the nervous system through cholinesterase inhibition.

Child Functions

GO:0019339parathion catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006790sulfur compound metabolic process
GO:0019637organophosphate metabolic process
GO:0042537benzene-containing compound metabolic process