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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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The amount of shell-boring polychaetes at the start of the study equals the amount of shell-boring polychaetes expelled with the Lomper solution plus the amount of shell-boring polychaetes expelled with the vermifuge solution and found in the dead abalone plus the amount of shell-boring polychaetes expelled with the vermifuge solution at the end of the overall treatment.
Surviving shell-boring polychaetes = (Amount of shell-boring polychaetes expelled with the vermifuge at the end of the complete treatment x 100)/Amount of shell-boring polychaetes at the start of the study
Piperazine is a popular vermifuge for this one because of its effectiveness and low toxicity, but dichlorvos, levamisole and others are also used.
Medical Uses: Stimulant, tonic, diuretic, stomache, diaphoretic, astringent and vermifuge.
carminative, antipyretic, antiparasitic, anthelmintic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, appetite, stimulating, digestive, funguicidal, emmenagogue, stomachic, vermifuge, vulnerary, and hypnotic, human periodontal infection, etc [4,10].
Research is being conducted into numerous species of plants that are effective vermifuges for internal pests, correct mineral deficiencies and improve the immune and digestive systems.
There are several effective natural vermifuges, and I would recommend getting good books on this.
Il serait ainsi un bon fongicide, un hypotenseur arteriel, aurait des proprietes vermifuges et meme anticancereuses.
Similarly, a completely Worm-free goat is a near-impossibility, and not a desirable goal under any circumstances: the use of so many different vermifuges would do more harm than good.