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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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.
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Jalap" is a herbal purgative derived from a vine in Mexico that would have been imported by colonizers to Africa primarily for use as a vermifuge to expel intestinal worms (Grieve 1971).
The amount of shell-boring polychaetes not dying as a result of the overall treatment with mebendazole, and the amount of shell-boring polychaetes in the control group were determined using a chemical vermifuge to expel the shell-boring polychaetes from their burrows (Lleonart et al.
In Canary Islands folk medicine, flowers, leaves and fruit infusions of various Hypericum taxa, especially of the endemic Hypericum reflexum L, have been used as external wound ulcer treatment and also as sedative, diuretic, vermifuge, antihysteric and antidepressant agents.
Despite its long years of use as a vermifuge and laxative; there is no information on its biological activity to support its anti-ulcer properties or any other effect on gastrointestinal system.