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 (ănt′hĕl-mĭn′tĭk, ăn′thĕl-) also ant·hel·min·thic (-thĭk)
Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.
An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms.

[ant(i)- + Greek helmins, helminth-, worm; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.anthelminthic - a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal wormsanthelminthic - a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
mebendazole - an anthelmintic used to treat hookworm and pinworm and roundworm infestations
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
piperazine - vermifuge used to treat infestations by roundworms or pinworms
Atabrine, mepacrine, quinacrine, quinacrine hydrochloride - a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria
carbon dichloride, ethylene tetrachloride, tetrachlorethylene, tetrachloroethylene - anthelmintic agent used against hookworm and other nematodes
thiabendazole - an antifungal agent and anthelmintic
crystal violet, gentian violet - a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
Adj.1.anthelminthic - capable of expelling or destroying parasitic wormsanthelminthic - capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
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Anthelminthic treatment for 32 tapeworm carriers identified 11 cases of taeniasis among reindeer herders.
Anthelminthic drugs for treating worms in children: effects on growth and cognitive performance.
Kebede, In vitro Anthelminthic Activities of Four Medicinal Plants against Haemonchus contortus, Afr.
Direct anthelminthic effects of condensed tannins towards different gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep: in vitro and in vivo studies.
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.
Efforts to control parasitic infections in developing countries typically focus on periodic anthelminthic treatments targeted at specific risk groups, like school children.
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.
This component will support two anthelminthic drug delivery strategies (campaign-based preventive chemotherapy using fixed and temporary sites; and routine preventive chemotherapy), as well as technical assistance to support implementation, monitoring and evaluation of these strategies; training; and IEC (information, education and communication) activities and social mobilization activities to support the effective application of the strategies.
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.
Anthelminthic, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of plant species of the Genus Artemisia (family Asteraceae) is widely studied and reported (4-5).
Mexican tea extract has previously been demonstrated as an effective anthelminthic (MacDonald et al.