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helminths (hel´minths),

n.pl the parasitic worms that cause disease and illness in humans such as tapeworm, pinworm, and trichinosis. They are usually transmitted via contaminated food, water, soil, or other objects. Adult worms live in the intestines and other organs. Minor infections may be asymptomatic, whereas stronger cases may cause dietary deficiencies or digestive, muscular, and nervous disorders.
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The helminth Trichuris suis suppresses TLR4-induced inflammatory responses in human macrophages [abstract].
Table 1: Helminth parasites isolated from 80 stray dogs in Lorestan province of Iran.
Soil-transmitted helminth infections: updating the global picture.
The mechanism of action is blocking glucose uptake in susceptible helminths, thus depleting energy required for their survival.
Weinstock believes that helminths and human hosts evolved to the benefit of both over millennia.
Helminth remains from prehistoric Indian coprolites on the Colorado Plateau.
The digestive tracts were removed, opened longitudinally and the contents of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines were searched in situ for helminths using a dissecting scope in July 2002.
Helminths of Rana catesbeiana in Southern Illinois with a checklist of helminths in bullfrogs of North America.