Definition of praziquantel in English:


Syllabification: pra·zi·quan·tel
Pronunciation: /ˌprāziˈkwantl, -ˈkwantl


  • A synthetic anthelmintic drug used in the treatment of schistosomiasis and other infestations of humans and animals with parasitic trematodes or cestodes.
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    • 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.


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

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