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a broad-spectrum anthelmintic used for treatment of a wide variety of parasitic fluke and tapeworm infections; administered orally.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A drug, C19H24N2O2, that kills trematodes and tapeworms parasitic to humans, used especially in the treatment of schistosomiasis.
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praziquantelBiltracide® The antiparasitic of choice for schistosomiasis–S haematobium, S japonicum; flukes or Trematoda–eg, Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis viverrini, Paragonimus buski, Heterophyes heterophyes, Metagonimus yokogawai; tapeworms–Hymenolepsis nana, Taenia solium Side effects Drowsiness, headache, nausea, backache, abdominal discomfort
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
praziquantelAn ANTHELMINTIC drug used to dispose of tapeworms. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Cysticide.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005