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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

antihelmintic

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Evaluation of Capparis deciduas for antihelmintic and antimicrobial activities.
8) Once the patient reported here began antihelmintic therapy with mebendazol and metronidazol, there was spontaneous elimination of the ascaris from the gallbladder and the intestines.
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The oils of several other Melaleuca spp notably quinquinervia (nerolidol, linalool and 1,8-cineole chemotypes) and ericifolia are also strongly bactericidal(20) and may find uses in the future whereas the oil of Melaleuca cajuputi (cajuput oil) containing 50-70% 1,8 cineol and 30% terpineol is known for its antispasmodic and antihelmintic properties (3).
Antihelmintic treatment of rural Bangladeshi children: effect on host physiology, growth, and biochemical status.
Several antihelmintic agents have been tried unsuccessfully.
Mebendazole, albendazole, and antihelmintic drugs are used for chemotherapy.
30,31,44] Albendazole is a broad-spectrum oral antihelmintic drug.
Rauwolfia species are very much important due to their traditional medicinal use such as insanity, scorpion bite, purgative, edema, snake sedative, antihelmintic, rheumatic pain, epilepsy, relief cough antidiarrheal and intestinal disease (Panda et al.