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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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The methanolic leaf extract showed anthelminthic activity against Nippostrongylus braziliensis (Edeki 1997).
The manual is about extending "regular anthelminthic drug coverage as a public health intervention to reach all individuals at risk of the morbidity caused by helminthic infection".
The section on "Preventive chemotherapy and its role in the control of helminthiasis" includes a comprehensive list of WHO recommended anthelminthic drugs used in preventive chemotherapy and the ancillary benefits and advantages of this strategy.
Parasite control by substantially reducing intermediate host density (rodents) or by large-scale fox culling are far less promising strategies than delivering anthelminthic baits for foxes (4).
We used commercial fox baits (Impfstoffwerk Dessau Tornau GmbH, Rosslau, Germany) that contained 50 mg of the anthelminthic praziquantel (Droncit Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany).
The utility of anthelminthic and corticosteroid therapy remains controversial and may vary among A.
Sphaeranthus indica has been shown to possess antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity, besides having anthelminthic, blood purifier, aphrodisiac and anti-stomachache properties.
Furthermore, new control strategies, including strategic deworming of foxes and other wild canids by using anthelminthic baiting options, should be further evaluated and developed.
Data concerning age, sex, domicile, ethnicity, occupation, year of diagnosis, cyst or lesion numbers and anatomical location, type and duration of anthelminthic treatment (if given), and the nature and number of surgeries performed for echinococcosis were recorded for each confirmed CE and AE patient.
In an experimental model, mice treated with albendazole and diethylcarbamezine within 10 days after infection were protected from CNS disease (25); however, several anthelminthic agents have been used to treat human cases without success.