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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 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.
55 Eugenia Stimulating, carminative, antibacterial, caryophyllus antiviral, fungicidal, parasiticidal, (Spreng.
However, these researchers point out that bioactive compounds may not necessarily possess direct parasiticidal effect but may have other pharmacological properties such as antipyretic, analgesic or immunostimulatory.
22,1] reported that the effect of ivermectin seems to depend not only on its parasiticidal action but relies also on an activation of host immunocompetence .
1) Since the use of cyclosporine has become a cornerstone in prophylactic immunosuppression, this syndrome has become exceedingly rare, owing to the strong parasiticidal effect of the drug against a wide range of organisms, as documented in mice and humans.