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ant·hel·min·tic

(ant'hel-min'tik, an-thel-),
1. An agent that destroys or expels intestinal worms. Synonym(s): anthelminthic, antihelminthic, helminthagogue, helminthic (2) , helmintic (2) , vermifuge
2. Having the power to destroy or expel intestinal worms. Synonym(s): vermifugal
[anti- + G. helmins, worm]

antihelminthic

ANTHELMINTIC.

antihelminthic

(of a drug) removing parasitic worms when administered to the host.
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Testing for HTLV-1 is sometimes recommended for patients hyperinfected with Strongyloides who are refractory to standard antihelminthic treatment.
Patients being treated with antihelminthic medications need to be monitored closely for signs of increased intracranial pressure, because hydrocephalus is a common side effect of the medication.
Antihelminthic therapy has been the mainstay of treatment for this form of disease.
Walnut leaves are considered a source of healthcare compounds and have been intensely used in traditional medicine for treatment of venous insufficiency and haemorrhoidal symptomatology and for its antidiarrheic, antihelminthic, depurative and astringent properties (Van Hellemont 1986; Bruneton 1993; Wichtl and Anton 1999).
In Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicine of India, aloe is used internally as a laxative, antihelminthic, hemorrhoid remedy, and uterine stimulant (menstrual regulator); it is used topically, often in combination with licorice root, to treat eczema or psoriasis.
Comment: Seeds of the papaya fruit have antihelminthic and antiamoebic activities, and have been used in folk medicine to treat helminthiasis.
Because most of these persons had not received a diagnosis of hydatid disease or antihelminthic treatment, these calcified forms are most probably the result of the natural process of degeneration driven by individual immune responses (38).
In chapter 3 data on biochemical, toxicological and microbiological evaluation of three antimicrobials (colistin, erythromycin, flumequine) two production aids (melengestrol acetate, ractopamine hydrochloride), an insecticide (trichlorfon) and an antihelminthic (triclabendazole) have been nicely elucidated.
Wong TY, Szeto CC, Lai FF, et al: Nephrotic syndrome in strongyloidiasis: remission after eradication with antihelminthic agents.
The rind of the fruit is antihelminthic, useful in dysentery and ulcer (Lansky and Newman 2007).
Comment: Seeds of the tropical fruit, Carica papaya, have antihelminthic and anti-amoebic activities and have been used in folk medicine to treat helminthiasis.
Fifty-eight patients (50%) were treated with oral antimicrobial drugs; 13 patients (11%) were prescribed chloroquine, and 2 patients (2%) received an antihelminthic drug.