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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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A 3-day course of benzimidazole is the anthelminthic drug of choice.
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.
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.
Coordinated use of Anthelminthic Drugs in Control Interventions: A Manual for Health Professionals and Programme Managers.
The plant Zygophyllum fabago is one of the important herbs with known anti-rheumatic, anthelminthic, cathartic, and anti-asthmatic properties (Bay 1999).
Screening of anthelminthic effects of Indian plant extracts: a preliminary report.
Stoltlzfus RJ, Chway HM, Montressor A, Tielsch JM, Jape JK, Albinico M and L Savioli Low dose daily iron supplementation improves iron status and appetite but not anaemia, whereas quarterly anthelminthic treatment improves growth appetite and anaemia in Zanzibari pre school children.