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DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) is a popular mosquito repellent. It is also a cholinesterase inhibitor and a neurotoxicant in humans.[1][2]

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  1. Corbel, V.; Stankiewicz, M.; Pennetier, C.; Fournier, D.; Stojan, J.; Girard, E.; Dimitrov, M.; Molgó, J.; Hougard, J.-M.; Lapied, B. "Evidence for Inhibition of Cholinesterases in Insect and Mammalian Nervous Systems by the Insect Repellent DEET." BMC Biol. 2009, 7, 1−11.
  2. Bloomquist, J.; Swale, D. Neurotoxicity of N,N-Diethyl-meta-Toluamide (DEET). Abstr. Am. Chem. Soc. 244th Natl. Meet. Expo., 2012, AGRO-154.

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