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anthelmintic

 [ant″hel-min´tik]
1. destructive to parasitic worms; called also antihelmintic and vermifugal.
2. an agent destructive to worms; examples include piperazine and hexylresorcinol for the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides;quinacrine for tapeworms; oxytetracycline and emetine for protozoan infections such as amebic dysentery; and mebendazole for several different intestinal worms. Many anthelmintic drugs are toxic and should be given with care; the toxic effects of a specific drug should be known prior to administration and the patient observed carefully for such effects after the drug is given. Called also vermicide, and vermifuge

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]

vermifuge

/ver·mi·fuge/ (ver´mĭ-fūj) anthelmintic (2).vermifu´gal

vermifuge

(vûr′mə-fyo͞oj′)
n.
A medicine that expels intestinal worms.
adj.
Causing expulsion of intestinal worms; anthelmintic.

vermifuge

[vərmifyo̅o̅j′]
Etymology: L, vermis + fugare, to chase away
an agent that causes the evacuation of intestinal parasitic worms.

ant·hel·min·tic

(ant'hĕl-min'tik)
1. An agent that destroys or expels intestinal worms.
Synonym(s): helminthagogue.
2. Having the power to destroy or expel intestinal worms.
[anti- + G. helmins, worm]

vermifuge

A drug that drives out intestinal worms.

vermifuge

any agent that expels the worms or intestinal animal parasites; an anthelmintic.
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Furthermore, during the performance of the study, whenever an abalone appeared dead in the culture tanks, its shell was immersed in the vermifuge solution to expel, count, and identify the amount of live shell-boring polychaetes found in the abalone.
Cleome icosandra Vermifuge (Senthilkumar et al, 2006); Anthelmintic (Mali and Mehta, 2008).
Allium sativum has been found to be a powerful rubefacient, antitusive, diaphoretic and vermifuge agent (9,10).
Known by various local names like 'akar patawali' and 'akar seruntum' (Noor & Ashcroft, 1989), an infusion of the stems is consumed as vermifuge and decoction of the whole plant is used to treat cholera and diabetes among the Malay community.
The seed pod is used by extraction and administered for pain and inflammation, to stop vomiting and as a vermifuge.
The root is employed as a bitter stomachic and vermifuge and it is an ingredient in a remedy for itches.
Thymol and carvacrol, which are the principal constituents of thyme oil [3,13] have been reported to act as antioxidant [10,19,21], antimicrobial agent [9,33], antifungal agent [20] treatment for respiratory tract diseases [16], wound healing, a stomachic carminative, diuretic, urinary disinfectant and vermifuge [7].
The dried flower buds of the plant is an oriental drug, cardiotonic, diaphoretic, alexiteric and used as vermifuge.
A leaf decoction is used as an antidiabetic, purgative and vermifuge (Cimanga 1999, De Bruyne 1997), the extract being employed in the treatment of roundworms (Hutchings 1996).
Thymol and carvacrol, which are the principal constituents of thyme oil [3] have been reported to act as antioxidant [19], antimicrobial agent [9,29], antifungal agent [18] treatment for respiratory tract diseases [15], wound healing, a stomachic carminative, diuretic, urinary disinfectant and vermifuge [7].