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An agent or preparation used to destroy parasites.

par′a·sit′i·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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Adj.1.parasiticidal - capable of expelling or destroying parasitic wormsparasiticidal - 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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Parasiticidal activity of a novel synthetic peptide from the core alpha-helical region of NK-lysin.
However, albendazole can pass through the blood-retina barrier and reduce recurrence through its intraocular parasiticidal effect.
Although nitric oxide has been associated with parasiticidal effects on both clinical and experimental settings, very few observations have been published on nitric oxide during Echinococcus infections in humans.
For instance, miltefosine (hexadecylphosphocholine), a drug to which Leishmania is resistant due to poor accumulation, can be conjugated to a reference CPP such as Tat(48-60) to give a formulation with high absorption and parasiticidal activity that effectively defeats this resistance and expands the spectrum of susceptible trypanosomatids [16].
The effects of lectins on human and animal parasites investigated under different approaches include the determination of parasiticidal action, prevention of infection, and study of the involvement from carbohydrate-receptor interactions on the infective process.
Parasiticidal effect of delta-aminolevulinic acid-based photodynamic therapy for cutaneous leishmaniasis in direct and mediated through the killing of host cell.
A critical aspect of host defense to Toxoplasma gondii is the activation of parasiticidal mechanisms in host leukocytes.
(2003) studied the in vitro parasiticidal effect of nitazoxanide (NTZ) on Echino coccus multilocularis metacestodes using electron microscopy.
cruzi detection in 1) cerebrospinal fluid, 2) brain tissue, or 3) blood, with neurologic manifestations and clinical response to parasiticidal treatment (2).
This requires work on novel molecular targets in Plasmodium and designing inhibitors with potential parasiticidal activities.