niclosamide

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niclosamide

 [nĭ-klo´sah-mīd]
one of the most effective anthelmintic agents for use against tapeworm infections, including most species that infect humans; it acts by inhibiting anaerobic metabolism.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

niclosamide

Parasitology A salicylanilide that kills snails that harbor Schistosoma; internally it is an effective anthelmintic See Schistosomiasis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

niclosamide

A drug used to remove tapeworms. Unlike earlier treatments, it is free from major side effects. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Yomesan.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005