parathion catabolic process

id: GO:0019339
name: parathion catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of parathion, a highly toxic organophosphate compound. 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.

Parent Functions

GO:0018952parathion metabolic process
GO:0044273sulfur compound catabolic process
GO:0046434organophosphate catabolic process