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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.]


(ˌænθɛlˈmɪntɪk) ,




(Pharmacology) med another name for vermifuge


(ˌænt hɛlˈmɪn tɪk, ˌæn θɛl-)

1. of or pertaining to a substance capable of destroying or eliminating parasitic worms, esp. human intestinal helminths.
2. an anthelmintic substance.
[1675–85; ant- + helmint (h) ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anthelmintic - a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal wormsanthelmintic - 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.anthelmintic - capable of expelling or destroying parasitic wormsanthelmintic - 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"


adj & n antihelmíntico
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As an antihelmintic [drugs that expel parasitic worms from the body], the papaya seeds are chewed and swallowed [two teaspoon of seeds] after each of the three principal meals.
Methods for the detection of antihelmintic resistance in nematodos of veterinary importance.
It is a medicinal herb with many ethnopharmacological uses, such as antihelmintic, antiseptic, reducing muscle pain, easing the symptoms of depression, and to improve memory.
suaveolens has been reported to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-diarrheal, antihelmintic, anti-diabetic, anticancer, wound-healing and insecticidal properties [11].
Also there was a efficient control of gastrointestinal parasites based in the correct rotation of the pastures, monthly fecal egg count, and selective antihelmintic treatments (VIEIRA et al.
In this regard, FAMACHA[c] system was developed in South Africa and uses the estimation of anaemia, based on clinical evaluation of the colour of the lower eyelid mucous membrane, as a morbidity marker for haemonchosis [15] and therefore, indicates the urgency of antihelmintic treatments.
Also, they have attracted a growing interest in recent years because some of them are promising candidates regarding biological activity such as antiviral, antihelmintic, anti-HIV-1 and antitumor [2, 3].
They have the potential to be active as herbicidal, insecticidal, immunosupressants, antihelmintic, antiparasitic, antimicrobial, anticancer, antiviral and antifungal agents.
oleifera has potent antihelmintic activity against adult Indian earthworm Pheritima posthuma at 100 mg/mL, paralysis and death of worm occurred at 6 and 45 min, respectively (Trapti et al.
Systematic, comprehensive supportive therapy, including antimalarial, antimicrobial, and antihelmintic treatment, has been suggested to improve the prognosis for EVD patients (14,27).
Studies report that the essential oil obtained from this species has antihelmintic activity (particularly against Ascaris lumbricoides), antifungal activity (Prasad, Shukla, Kumar, & Dubey, 2010), activity against Leishmanial (Monzote, Garcia, Montalvo, Linares & Scull, 2009; Monzote, Nance, Garcia, Scull & Setzer, 2011) and acaricide activity (Chiasson, Bostanian, & Vincent, 2004).
Moringa spp are known to have medicinal properties and is used as an anodyne, antidiabetic, antihypertensive, circulatory tonic, aphrodisiac, antihelmintic, and treatment for asthma, muscle disease as well as dental caries (Bosch, 2004; Anwar et al.