Anthelmintic



of or relating to a substance capable of destroying or eliminating parasitic worms, especially human intestinal helminths.
any such substance.
Historical Examples

They also attribute to it diuretic, emmenagogue and anthelmintic properties.
The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines T. H. Pardo de Tavera

The anthelmintic action of this remedy was also unknown to him.
Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold

The anthelmintic polyporus is employed in Burmah as a vermifuge.
Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. George Francis Atkinson

The root is bitter, nauseous, and used in North America as anthelmintic.
Flowers and Flower-Gardens David Lester Richardson

The juice of the leaves is prescribed internally as a purgative and anthelmintic.
The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines T. H. Pardo de Tavera

Its bark is anthelmintic, but requires care in its administration, being powerfully narcotic.
Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture William Saunders

A powerful astringent, purgative, anthelmintic, and narcotic.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

It is also used medicinally as an anthelmintic and has been successfully used in cases of tapeworm.
Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture William Saunders

The seed is carminative and diuretic; the expressed juice of the root is anthelmintic.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

Malefern, santonine, thymol and other anthelmintic remedies are prescribed.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various

noun
(med) another name for vermifuge

anthelmintic ant·hel·min·tic (ānt’hěl-mĭn’tĭk, ān’thěl-) or ant·hel·min·thic (-thĭk)
n.
An agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms. Also called helminthagogue, helminthic, vermifuge. adj.
Acting to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.

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