mebendazole

An effective broad-spectrum nematicidal agent against intestinal nematodes such as pinworm, hookworm, whipworm, and Ascaris.

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me·ben·da·zole me-'bend-ə-.zōl n a broad-spectrum anthelmintic agent C16H13N3O3

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n.
an anthelmintic drug used to get rid of roundworms, hookworms, threadworms, and whipworms. Side-effects may include stomach upsets. Trade name: Vermox. See also imidazole.

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me·ben·da·zole (mə-benґdə-zōl) [USP] a benzimidazole anthelmintic agent that irreversibly inhibits glucose uptake in the parasite, causing immobilization and death; used in the treatment of infections in humans and dogs by Ascaris lumbricoides, Enterobius vermicularis, Trichuris trichiura, hookworm species, and Capillaria philippinensis.

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