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what is the meaning of Vermifuge in english and what is the translation of Vermifuge in spanish

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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Vermifuge" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
asked Nov 16, 2015 in Health Terms by Things That Matter (64,080 points)

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Meaning of Vermifuge
Anthelmintics or antihelminthics are drugs that expel parasitic worms (helminths) and other internal parasites from the body by either stunning or killing them and without causing significant damage to the host. They may also be called vermifuges (those that stun) or vermicides (those that kill). They are used to treat people or animals who are infected by helminths - a condition called helminthiasis. - See link

 

Vermifuge in Spanish is Antihelmíntico
En medicina humana y veterinaria, un antihelmíntico es un medicamento utilizado en el tratamiento de las helmintiasis, es decir las infestaciones por vermes, helmintos o lombrices. Los antihelmínticos provocan la erradicación de las lombrices parásitas del cuerpo de manera rápida y completa, ya sea matándolos o incitando en ellos una conducta de huida que disminuye la carga parasitaria y sin dejar complicaciones de la infestación.2 Un sinónimo de antihelmíntico, ampliamente usado para los remedios tradicionales de este tipo, es vermífugo. - See link

 

More information about Vermifuge in other websites
Definition of Vermifuge in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Vermifuge in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Vermifuge - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Vermifuge - See link.

 

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answered Nov 16, 2015 by herbal medicine info (164,060 points)
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