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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
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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vermifuge

(vûr′mə-fyo͞oj′)
n.
A medicine that expels intestinal worms.
adj.
Causing expulsion of intestinal worms; anthelmintic.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

vermifuge

A drug that drives out intestinal worms.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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vulgare is popularly used as anthelmintic and vermifuge, which encouraged us to evaluate the in vitro effect of its crude extract and essential oil against adult worms of S.
At the end of the experiment, the surviving abalone (including those in the control group) were shucked, and each shell was placed in a 200-mL container with the vermifuge solution for 5 h (Fig.
The earthworms were collected on 5 plots 50 x 50 cm using 15% solution of mustard as vermifuge [15].
est utilisee surtout contre les diarrhees et les maladies gastro-intestinales alors que Artemisia herba alba est indiquee souvent comme vermifuge.
vermifuge, and as a purgative: Heliotropium supinum L.
An article on the efficacy of a chelonian vermifuge observed that cloacal flushes lack sensitivity which may also be partly responsible for our negative results (Bodri et al., 1993).
His 'Vermifuge Balsam', which had been invented by Egyptian sages of old and had been used to preserve mummies, would do the job!
It has been considered to increase longevity and to confer stamina and physical strength, and it has been used empirically as a vermifuge, antiseptic, antimicrobic, antipyretic, and analgesic.
Popular medicine in South America uses the macerated exocarp of the avocado's fruit, either macerated or in powder, as a vermifuge, and the leaves and bark as antihelminthic, emmenagogic and antiperiodic, and the liquid extract of the seed as a remedy for neuralgia and rheumatic pains.
In particular the Male fern (Dryopteris felixmas) was used as a vermifuge to expel tapeworms.