antiamebic

antiamebic

 [an″te-ah-me´bik]
1. destroying or suppressing the growth of amebas.
2. a type of antiprotozoal agent that particularly destroys or suppresses the growth of amebas.
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In addition, the antiamebic activity of diosgenin against Naegleria fowleri trophozoites at the cellular and molecular levels was also investigated.
Members of the phenanthroindolizidine alkaloid class are known to exhibit pronounced cytotoxicity and antiamebic, antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory activities and to also inhibit enzymes involved in the synthesis of DNA and proteins, and several alkaloids and their N-oxides (32-35) were obtained from the extract of F.
Castela texana, an antiamebic plant, was shown not to be mutagenic in the Ames test; in contrast, it is an antioxidant and reduces mutations induced by fluoroquinolones [2].
In that case an early diagnosis of PAM was made via an astute technician's visualization of ameba on a wet-mount of CSF, and aggressive antiamebic therapy was started promptly.
Oral immunization with attenuated vaccine strains of Vibrio cholerae expressing a dodecapeptide repeat of the serine-rich Entamoeba histolytica protein fused to the cholera toxin B subunit induces systemic and mucosal antiamebic and anti-V.
histolytica and be treated unnecessarily with antiamebic chemotherapy.
Many cases were misdiagnosed as amebiasis, and treatment with antiamebic drugs contributed to the high mortality (2,3).