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av·er·mec·tins

(av'ĕr-mek'tinz),
A group of endectocidal drugs that includes ivermectin.
See: ivermectin.

avermectins

a group of chemically related anthelmintics belonging to the macracytic lactones, and produced by fermenting Streptomyces avermitilis. A number of compounds with anthelmintic activity are produced by this process. The combination of two dehydrogenated avermectins is called ivermectin.
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Avermectin was later tweaked to make ivermectin, an even more powerful compound that has helped eliminate river blindness in parts of Latin America and that treats debilitating elephantiasis.
Irish-born William Campbell and Japan's Satoshi Omura won half of the prize for discovering avermectin, a derivative of which has been used to treat hundreds of millions of people with river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, or elephantiasis.
Prof Campbell's work on developing the drug Avermectin, which combats the roundworm parasite and other organisms, is d already bringing benefits to people across the planet.
Campbell and Omura were cited for discovering avermectin, derivatives of which have helped lower the incidence of river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, two diseases caused by parasitic worms that affect millions in Africa and Asia.
Irish-born Campbell and Japanese Omura won half of the prize for discovering a new drug, avermectin, that has helped the battle against river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, as well as showing effectiveness against other parasitic diseases.
Irish-born Campbell and Omura won half of the prize for discovering a new drug, avermectin, that has helped the battle against river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, as well as showing effectiveness against other parasitic diseases.
During these days, all of them were treated with avermectin (Qiankun Animal Pharmaceutical Co.
Many of the most commonly used antibiotic treatments for infectious diseases, such as penicillin and tetracycline for bacterial infections, quinine and artemisinin for malaria, and avermectin for parasitic infections, are derived front natural sources.
However in recent yr, the pest has developed high levels of resistance to organophosphates, pyrethroids, and avermectin (Jin et al.
In sections on herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, they examine such classes as triazine herbicides, imidazolinone herbicides, morpholine fungicides for treating powdery mildew, avermectin insecticides and acaricides, phenylpyrazole-containing fiprole insecticides, and pyrazolylpyridine activators of the insect ryanodine receptor.
Avermectin (AVM) is a kind of pesticide, which is very valuable, nontoxic, and low-harm for humans.
The introduction of the avermectin products immediately spurred competitors to find similar analogs of this compound which resulted in a number of additional new products entering the market.