anthelminthic


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anthelminthic

[¦an·thel¦min·thik]
(pharmacology)
A chemical substance used to destroy tapeworms in domestic animals. Also spelled anthelmintic.
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([dagger][dagger]) Avermectins are a group of related macrocyclic lactone derivative drugs with potent anthelminthic activity.
Direct anthelminthic effects of condensed tannins towards different gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep: in vitro and in vivo studies.
Management of anthelminthic resistance: inheritance of resistance and selection with persistent drugs.
These compounds possess several types of biological activities such as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibiotic, and anthelminthic activities [6-8].
Eloff, "Invitro anthelminthic activity of crude aqueous extracts of Aloe ferox, Leonotis leonurus and Elephantorrhiza elephantina against Haemonchus contortus," Tropical Animal Health and Production, vol.
Near disease) eradication Echinococcosis Expensive and complicated Complex to treat Regular deworming of domestic carnivores helps Endemic Azithromycin No vaccine: early treponematoses Benzathine penicillin diagnosis and targeted (Yaws) treatment Foodborne Use of anthelminthic Reduce infection risk; trematodiases medicines control associated morbidity Human African Drugs available.
Ziziphus Spina-christi, Eimeria papillata, jejunum, anthelminthic activity.
(8) Praziquantel is an anthelminthic with a largely unknown mechanism of action but is thought to act by increasing calcium ion transport into the parasite, inducing vacuolization of its integument and subsequent phagocytosis.
Its seeds have many therapeutic effects, including antimicrobial, anticoccidial and anthelminthic activities, most of which are due to the presence of thymoquinone, which is the major bioactive component.
The findings of this study support the design of the anthelminthic programme, which excludes children <5 years of age from treatment; according to the Deworm the World Initiative, the implementation of the deworming programme should be school based.