Definition of ivermectin in English:

ivermectin

Line breaks: iver|mec¦tin
Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪvəˈmɛktɪn
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A compound of the avermectin group, used as an anthelmintic in veterinary medicine and as a treatment for river blindness.
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    • The anthelmintic agent ivermectin has been used both orally and topically for head lice but is not licensed for this purpose.
    • Treatment was revolutionized in 1987 when ivermectin, already used in veterinary medicine, was registered for human therapy.
    • Oral ivermectin is used for treatment of intestinal parasites, but recently has been proposed as an alternative agent for head lice infestation.

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