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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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Surgery with adjuvant therapy (peri- and postoperative antiparasitic medical therapy such as albendazole) seems to remain the optimal method of treatment.
Traditional medical uses of "lunas' can be classified as anti-inflammatory (for wounds, bites, skin diseases, fever, ulcer, nausea, heartburn and gastroenteritis); anti-motility (diarrhea); antihistamines (for skin allergies and itchiness); antiparasitic (for malaria); antibacterial (for skin diseases and stomach troubles); anti-toxin (for food poison, poisoning, tetanus, snake and insect venom); and antiviral (for rabies, chikungunya and dengue) as presented in Table 2.
Recently, several studies used plant extracts as antiparasitic agents (Klimpel et al.
69% school-age children in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (including Afghanistan) received preventive antiparasitic therapy (albendazole or mebendazole).
Aim/hypothesis: Considering the great potential of natural products as antiparasitic agents, we investigated the anti-Trypanosoma cruzi activity of a concentrated ethanolic extract of Physalis angulata (EEPA).
The antiparasitic drug ivermectin, or IVM, can be used to treat these diseases, but mass public health campaigns to administer the medication have been stalled because of potentially fatal side effects for patients co-infected with Loa loa, which causes loiasis, or African eye worm.
USPRwire, Thu Apr 30 2015] Recent years have seen an increase in the severity and scope of parasites, lice in particular, among school children, and therefore a corresponding increase in sales of products of antiparasitic nature has been observed.
While Soolantra Cream's mechanism of action isn't known, the product's active ingredient--ivermectin--has been reported to have anti-inflammatory and antiparasitic activity.
After consulting with a friend who was a doctor of naturopathy, Sockness gave Bandit an herbal regimen that included two species of artemesia (wormwood and mugwort) and black walnut hull, which are all considered to be antiparasitic.
Treatment with antibiotics and antiparasitic drugs produced only a transient improvement.