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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]

anthelmintic

(ănt′hĕl-mĭn′tĭk, ăn′thĕl-) also

anthelminthic

(-thĭk)
adj.
Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.
n.
An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal 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]

anthelmintic

A drug used to kill or drive out parasitic worms from the intestines. From the Greek anti , against and elmins , a worm.

Anthelminthic (also spelled anthelmintic)

A type of drug or herbal preparation given to destroy parasitic worms or expel them from the body.
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The mean pre- and posttreatment faecal egg count and the percentage of faecal egg count reduction and the lower and upper 95% confidence limit for each group of anthelmintic drugs tested were summarized in Table 2.
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