scabicide


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scabicide

 [ska´bĭ-sīd]
1. lethal to Sarcoptes scabiei, the cause of scabies.
2. an agent that has this quality.

sca·bi·cide

(skā'bi-sīd),
An agent lethal to scabies mites.

scabicide

/sca·bi·cide/ (ska´bĭ-sīd)
1. lethal to Sarcoptes scabiei.
2. an agent lethal to Sarcoptes scabiei.

scabicide

[skab′isīd]
Etymology: L, scabere, to scratch, caedere, to kill
any one of a large group of drugs that destroy the itch mite, Sarcoptes scabiei. These drugs are applied topically in a lotion or cream-based preparation. All are potentially toxic and irritating to the skin. They are used with caution in treating children. Kinds of scabicides include crotamiton and lindane.

sca·bi·cide

(skā'bi-sīd)
An agent lethal to scabies mites.

scabicide

topical agent that kills scabies mites

scabicide

1. lethal to Sarcoptes scabiei.
2. an agent lethal to Sarcoptes scabiei.