schistosomicide

schistosomicide

 [shis″-, skis″to-so´mĭ-sīd]
an anthelmintic agent that destroys species of Schistosoma.

schistosomicide

/schis·to·so·mi·cide/ (-so´mĭ-sīd) an agent lethal to schistosomes.

schistosomicide

[shis′təsō′məsīd]
Etymology: Gk, schistos + soma + L, caedere, to kill
a drug destructive to schistosomes, blood flukes transmitted by snails to human hosts in many parts of Africa, Brazil, and Asia. Praziquantel, albendazole, niridazole, metrifonate, oxamniquine hycanthone hydrochloride, and various salts of antimony, including stibophen, are potent antischistosomal agents. schistosomicidal, adj.

schistosomicide

an agent that destroys schistosomes.
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A new series of schistosomicide drugs, the alkylaminoalkanethiosulfuric acids, partially inhibit the activity of Schistosoma mansoni ATP diphosphohydrolase.
Praziquantel: a new schistosomicide against Schistosoma haematobium.
Drug resistance to schistosomicides and other anthelmintics of medical significance.