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praziquantel

Pronunciation: /ˌprazɪˈkwantəl/
Pronunciation: /ˌpreɪzɪˈkwɒntəl/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic anthelmintic drug used in the treatment of schistosomiasis and other infestations of humans and animals with parasitic trematodes or cestodes.
Example sentences
  • The drug of choice for treatment is praziquantel, but other drugs, such as oxamniquine and metrifonate, are also effective.
  • He was treated with praziquantel and prednisolone and made a complete recovery.
  • Mebendazole, albendazole and some others like praziquantel are promising and effective antihelminthic drugs.

Origin

1970s: from p(y)razi(ne) + -quantel (perhaps from elements of quinoline and anthelmintic).

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Line breaks: prazi|quan¦tel

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