vermifuge


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ver·mi·fuge

 (vûr′mə-fyo͞oj′)
n.
A medicine that expels intestinal worms.
adj.
Causing expulsion of intestinal worms; anthelmintic.

vermifuge

(ˈvɜːmɪˌfjuːdʒ)
n
(Pharmacology) any drug or agent able to destroy or expel intestinal worms; an anthelmintic
vermifugal adj

ver•mi•fuge

(ˈvɜr məˌfyudʒ)

adj.
1. serving to expel worms or other animal parasites from the intestines, as a medicine.
n.
2. a vermifuge medicine or agent.
[1690–1700]

vermifuge

a drug for expelling worms from the intestinal tract. Cf. vermicide. — vermifuge, adj.
See also: Remedies
a drug for expelling worms from the intestinal tract. Cf. vermicide. — vermifuge, adj.
See also: Worms
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vermifuge - a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal wormsvermifuge - 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
Translations

vermifuge

[ˈvɜːmɪfjuːdʒ] Nvermífugo m

vermifuge

nWurmmittel nt, → Vermifugum nt (spec)
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What does it do: The plant is antispasmodic, disinfectant, emmenogogue, stimulent and vermifuge -- in medieval times it was a favoured method of destroying intestinal worms.
It has beneficial effects on the respiratory system, has vermifuge effects and treats many gastro-intestinal disorders and skin ailments.
Medicinal uses: Cooling, headache, skin, eye, diuretic, tonic and vermifuge, diuretic, purgative.
Traditionally its leaves and stem are used as febrifuge and vermifuge oil squeezed from its seeds has purgative action seeds in combination with roasted pepper are effective in cholera and roots possess anthelminthic activity (Kinghorn et al.
Besides, it is traditionally reported to possess anticonvulsant, antidepressant, astringent, cardiotonic (tones, balances, and strengthens the heart), disinfectant, nervine (balances/calms nerves), neurasthenic (reduces nerve pain), tranquilizer, and vermifuge (expels worms) activities.
vermifuge a remedy for gastric diseases amoebic dysentery and fever.
Earthworm sampling, using a mustard vermifuge, occurred over 8 weeks in exotic and native plant plots.
The decoction of leaves is used for treatment of inflammation, eye-disease, toothache, leucoderma, enlargement of the spleen, ulcers, cancers, catarrhal fever, rheumatoid arthritis, gonorrhea, sinuses, scrofulous sores, bronchitis and as tonics, vermifuge, lactagogue and emmenagogue.
Comfrey, confrei Caprifoliaceae Sambucus australis Leaf, flower/ Flu, cough/ 6 Cham & Schltdl/ infusion, tea, Elderberry, syrup in alcohol sabuqueiro Chenopodiaceae Chenopodium Leaf/ tea, mixed with Vermifuge, ambrosioides L.
66) In the Northern district of India an extract of the whole herb is used as a vermifuge, as well as to treat various fevers, (67) while in cultures with high red meat consumption, it is commonly used to improve a malfunctioning digestive system by increasing appetite, and acting as a digestive stimulant.