vermifuge

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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]

vermifuge

/ver·mi·fuge/ (ver´mĭ-fūj) anthelmintic (2).vermifu´gal

vermifuge

(vûr′mə-fyo͞oj′)
n.
A medicine that expels intestinal worms.
adj.
Causing expulsion of intestinal worms; anthelmintic.

vermifuge

[vərmifyo̅o̅j′]
Etymology: L, vermis + fugare, to chase away
an agent that causes the evacuation of intestinal parasitic 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]

vermifuge

A drug that drives out intestinal worms.

vermifuge

any agent that expels the worms or intestinal animal parasites; an anthelmintic.