Key Event Overview
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AOPs Including This Key Event
|AOP Name||Event Type||Essentiality|
|Acetylcholinesterase inhibition leading to acute mortality||KE||Weak|
|Sodium channel inhibition leading to congenital malformations||KE|
Level of Biological Organization
How this Key Event works
Respiratory distress is characterized symptomatically through gasping and difficulty breathing.
How it is Measured or Detected
This key event is generally detected through direct behavioral observation.
Evidence Supporting Taxonomic Applicability
This key event is thought to be applicable to terrestrial, air-breathing organisms. The relevance of this event to fish or other animals without lungs is questionable.