amebicide

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amebicide

[ə′mēb·ə‚sīd]
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A chemical used to kill amebas, especially parasitic species.
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Moreover, it has been suggested that nitric oxide is an amebicidal compound produced by macrophages, at the same time, in susceptible animals it has found a decrease of cytotoxic activity of macrophages correlated with a decreased expression of mRNA for iNOS and TNF-[alpha] (Seydel et al., 2000).
On the other hand, most uncomplicated amoebic liver abscesses can be treated successfully with amebicidal drug therapy alone.
Chadee, "The tumor necrosis factor alpha-stimulating region of galactose-inhibitable lectin of Entamoeba histolytica activates gamma interferon- primed macrophages for amebicidal activity mediated by nitric oxide," Infection and Immunity, vol.