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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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Therefore, the need for thorough travel history is important because if strongyloidiasis is diagnosed early, it is easily treatable with oral antihelminthic drugs. The preferred treatment for strongyloidiasis is ivermectin, and it should be initiated even in the absence of symptoms, to prevent parasite dissemination and hyperinfection [15].