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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

anthelmintic

, 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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To select animals in need for antihelmintic treatment, FAMACHA[c] system has been found to be a useful tool in many parts of the world [9, 14, 16, 19, 21, 28].
Isolation of [alpha]-asarone, an antibacterial and antihelmintic compound, from Acorus calamus in South Africa.
Antibacterial, antifungal and antihelmintic activities of root barks of Uvaria hooki and Uvaria narum.
Identifying species of freshwater plants that possess bioactive compounds for various activities, they cover antimicrobial, antiprotozoal, antihelmintic, antiviral, anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic, antibiabetic, anticoagulant, central nervous disorders, and miscellaneous compounds.
In parasitic uveitis, antihelmintic agents (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole 2 400/80 mg combined with, 48 hours after antihelmintic treatment, 1 mg/kg/day methylprednisolone) were added to the treatment for 6 weeks.
Artemisia absinthium, Wormwood (shoot, leaf)--in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Artemisia has been used as an antiparasitic agent for more than 1,000 years, (26) as well as an antihelmintic since primordial times.
However; browse plants such as the Acacia species are reported to be an enormous potential source of protein supplementation (100 to 250 g/kg DM) for ruminants in the tropics (Ngongoni et al., 2007) and can easily meet nutrient requirements, mainly proteins (Aganga et al., 1998; Devendra and Sevilla, 2002; Kahiya et al., 2003; Marume et al., 2012), minerals (Aganga et al., 1998; Mukoboki et al., 2005) and they have antihelmintic properties (Xhomfulana et al., 2009).
Overall the tree possesses skin fibroblast proliferation, antioxidant [3,4], antihelmintic [5], wound healing, antimicrobial, and antinociceptive [1] activities.
Also used in the treatment of goiter, as diuretic and antihelmintic. (5) Botanical name Gymnema sylvestre Retzius Spreng.
In particular, the fruit has remarkable anaesthetic, antihelmintic, astringent, diuretic and vasodilatory property.
In spite that no use in traditional medicine has been described particularly for Ficus Aripuanensis, some species of the Ficus genus are used in folk medicine for their antihelmintic, antirheumatic, antifungal, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiulcer and anti-inflammatory properties, in leucorrhoea and leprosy [2, 3].