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antiparasitic agent

[‚an·tē¦par·ə¦sid·ik ′ā·jənt]
(pharmacology)
An agent, such as emetine or quinine, that destroys or suppresses human and animal parasites.
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Shkreli claimed that part of the profits would be used for R&D to develop a new antiparasitic drug.
The antiparasitic activity was evaluated against axenic epimastigote and bloodstream trypomastigote forms of T.
The specific aim of the study was to determine whether patterns of host behaviors represent specific antiparasitic behaviors that may function so as to prevent female cowbirds from approaching and parasitizing redwing nests.
There is a need for more practical delivery systems for antiparasitic drug treatments, according to the scientists.
The definitive diagnosis, including effectiveness of antiparasitic treatment, was confirmed by using serologic, genomic, and parasitologic methods (Table 2).
4] When present, the treatment should include prompt surgical resection followed by antiparasitic medications (praziquantel), corticosteroids and anticonvulsants.
Officials used a number of interventions to achieve elimination, including social mobilization, community engagement, improved sanitation and surveillance, and the administration of the antiparasitic drug ivermectin.
According to our case's physician, the patient did not receive antiparasitic medication because the imaging features suggested that the parasites were dying (vasogenic edema and ring enhancement).
The food distribution, which targets nine Dominican provinces and four Haiti border communes complements four other BRA projects that provide free antiparasitic medicines and multivitamins to 62,000 school-aged children; deliver health services and antiretroviral treatment to 550 people living with HIV/AIDS; expand USDA-funded agricultural productions for 7,000 cooperative farmers and their families; and deliver skills training and microcredit to 150 Haitian women.
Garlic has very strong antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiviral properties.
Cumin, which is extensively used in traditional medicine to treat a range of diseases from vitiligo to hyperglycemia, is also considered to be antiparasitic and antimicrobial and science has backed up claims of its use to reduce fever or as a painkiller.