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(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]


, anthelminthic, antihelmintic (ant?hel-min'tik) (-thik) (ant?i-) [ anti- + helminthic]
1. Purging or destroying parasitic worms.
2. An agent that purges or destroys parasitic worms. Synonym: vermicide
Synonym: helminthagogue

Anthelminthic (also spelled anthelmintic)

A type of drug or herbal preparation given to destroy parasitic worms or expel them from the body.
Mentioned in: Dysentery, Trichinosis


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Its anthelminthic property is dose dependent (Bossard 1993).
Anthelminthic drug safety and drug administration in the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in community campaigns.
Chapter Titles: Introduction; Principles governing the safety evaluation of residues of veterinary drugs in food; Modification of the agenda; Evaluation of antimicrobial agents; Safety of residues at the injection site; General issues relating to MRLs; Statistical approaches for recommending MRLs; Policies for evaluating residues of veterinary drugs in food; requirements for validation of analytical methods; Harmonization with the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues of substances used both as veterinary drugs and as pesticides; fl-Adrenoceptor-blocking agent; Anthelminthic agent; Antimicrobial agents; Insecticides; Production aids; Tranquilizing agent; Recommendations
Comparison of different anthelminthic drug regimens against Mansonella perstansfilariasis.
Low Dose Daily Iron Supplementation Improves Iron Status and Appetite but Not Anemia, whereas Quarterly Anthelminthic Treatment Improves Growth, Appetite and Anemia in Zanzibari Preschool Children.
Traditionally its leaves and stem are used as febrifuge and vermifuge oil squeezed from its seeds has purgative action seeds in combination with roasted pepper are effective in cholera and roots possess anthelminthic activity (Kinghorn et al.
Recently Dkhil (2013) reported the anthelminthic and anticoccidial activity of the pomegranate peel extract.
bonariensis has been used for three centuries as a pungent tonic astringent to control bleeding and as a diuretic it was approved in medicine as a hemostatic and possibly also as an anthelminthic and claimed to be efficient in diarrhea diabetes hemorrhages of the bowels uterus [3].
In-vitro Anthelminthic Activity of Allium sativum, Zingiber officinale, Curcurbita Mexicana and Ficus religiosa.