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1. An organic crystalline base, C3H4N2, that is an inhibitor of histamine.
2. Any of various derivatives of this compound, which often have antifungal, anthelmintic, or antibiotic properties.


(ˌɪmɪdˈæzəʊl; -ɪdəˈzəʊl)
1. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: glyoxaline or iminazole a white crystalline basic heterocyclic compound; 1,3-diazole. Formula: C3H4N2
2. (Elements & Compounds) any substituted derivative of this compound
[C19: from imide + azole]


(ˌɪm ɪdˈæz oʊl, -ɪd əˈzoʊl)

a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, heterocyclic compound, C3H4N2, used chiefly in organic synthesis.
[1890–95; imide + azole]
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Noun1.imidazole - an organic base C3H4N2; a histamine inhibitor
alkali, base - any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water; "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia"
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Se evaluaron los tres grupos (drogas) de antiparasitarios utilizados en la region: el levamisol, los benzimidazoles y las ivermectinas (variables independientes).
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The use of benzimidazoles, a group of organic fungicides with systemic action started in the 1960s, became a milestone in the history of the development of fungicides.
Among fungicides, benzimidazoles and dicarboximides are suspected to impair fertility.
Triazoles, strobilurins, dithiocarbamates, phthalimides, and benzimidazoles are commonly used fungicides.
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The use of chemical anthelmintics is as old as the 1950s when 1st generation broad spectrum anthelmintics including phenothiazine and piperazine were produced after that with the passage of time more advanced and effective anthelmintics evolved as in 1960s containing 2nd generation anthelmintics like imidazothiazoles, benzimidazoles, pro benzimidazoles and tetra-hydro-pyrimidines were produced while in the 1980s a 3rd generation broad spectrum anthelmintics including macrocyclic lactones (Avermectins) have been produced which are still functional and being used by the veterinarians and livestock producers either in the form of injectable or drenching the animals like sheep, goat and cattle etc.
En las tres ultimas decadas, el tratamiento de la equinococosis quistica ha mejorado marcadamente, gracias a la introduccion del albendazol y el mebendazol; estos dos benzimidazoles han facilitado el manejo efectivo de pacientes que no hubiesen podido ser facilmente curados por la cirugia, como aquellos con quistes multiples, compromiso multiorganico, quistes secundariamente diseminados o rotos intraoperatoriamente y aquellos con contraindicaciones para la cirugia (10,11).
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Los sistemicos son de accion sitio-especifico (moderadora alto riesgo de resistencia) e incluyen fungicidas de grupos como benzimidazoles, aminas, triazoles, estrobirulinas y anilino pirimidinas.
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