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(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]
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, anthelminthic, antihelmintic (ant?hel-min'tik) (-thik) (ant?i-) [ anti- + helminthic]
1. Purging or destroying parasitic worms.
2. An agent that purges or destroys parasitic worms. Synonym: vermicide
Synonym: helminthagogue
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Anthelminthic (also spelled anthelmintic)

A type of drug or herbal preparation given to destroy parasitic worms or expel them from the body.
Mentioned in: Dysentery, Trichinosis
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[27.] Stoltlzfus RJ, Chway HM, Montressor A, Tielsch JM, Jape JK, Albinico M and L Savioli Low dose daily iron supplementation improves iron status and appetite but not anaemia, whereas quarterly anthelminthic treatment improves growth appetite and anaemia in Zanzibari pre school children.
Background & objectives: Albendazole, a commonly used anthelminthic drug that targets the polymerization of [alpha]- and [beta]-tubulin dimer is currently co-administered with the antifilarial drug, diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) in the ongoing Global Programme for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF).
The topics include pharmacokinetics, immune responses and immuno-suppressant drugs, amino acid transmitters in the central nervous system, drug dependence and drug abuse, and anti-fungal and anthelminthic drugs.
It is argued that the prevalence of helminths in the Surui are associated with anthelminthic mass treatment schemes undertaken by the Indian health service, in the absence of other measures.
The leaf is ichthyotoxic and has been used as an insecticide, rodenticide and anthelminthic. It has also been used as abortifacient and to induce menses.
Urbani and Albonico (2003) while confirming four anthelminthic drugs namely: Albendazole, Levamisole, Mebendazole and Pyrantel as appropriate single dose treatment against soil-transmitted helminthiasis, sounded a note of caution on reported side effects and severe adverse reactions associated with the drugs.
The aims of the current research were to evaluate aquatic toxicological effects of two aquaculture important dyes: methylene blue and malachite green, of three anthelminthic antiparasitic products, of two natural products Parasin[R] and leche de oje[R], and of the synthetic chemical albendazole-praziquantel on Daphnia magna Strauss 1820 (Crustacea: Daphniidae).
Evidently tolzan treatment of parasites decreased the total protein content suggesting its deleterious anthelminthic effect on the protein synthesis.
(14.) Raj RK: Screening of indigenous plants for anthelminthic action against human Ascaris lumbricoides." Indian J Physiol Pharmacol, 1975; 19(1).
A summary follows the committee's evaluations of toxicological and residue data on a variety of veterinary drugs: one fladrenoceptor-blocking agent (carazolol), one anthelminthic agent (doramectin), four antimicrobial agents (dihydrostreptomycin, streptomycin, neomycin and thiamphenicol), two insecticides (deltamethrin and phoxim), four production aids (estradiol-17fl, progesterone, testosterone and porcine somatotropins) and one tranquilizing agent (azaperone).