from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An agent or preparation used to destroy parasites.
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- n. any substance used to kill parasites
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Anything used to destroy parasites.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which destroys parasites; any agent or material means of killing parasites, as an insecticide, a vermifuge, etc.
- Parasiticidal; destructive to parasites.
Peru balsam is used extensively as a local protectant, rubefacient, parasiticide in certain skin diseases, antiseptic, and applied externally as an ointment, or in alcoholic solutions.
It is useful also locally in rheumatic affections as a resolvent and anodyne, in acne, and as a parasiticide.
In the Pharmacopoeia of India is given the formula for a parasiticide ointment, highly recommended in the treatment of pediculi:
By occasional soap-and-hot-water washing; by extraction of the involved hairs, when practicable; by carbolic acid or boric acid lotions to the whole scalp, so as to limit, as much as possible, the spread of the disease; and by daily (or twice daily) applications to the patches and involved areas of a parasiticide.
The frequent or constant application of a mild antiseptic lotion, such as boric acid and resorcin, or of a mild parasiticide ointment will generally bring the disease gradually to an end.
Treatment is entirely local and consists in keeping the parts free from crusts, in epilation and applications of a parasiticide.
Treatment consists in administration of moderate to large doses of potassium iodide, and in the employment of antiseptic and parasiticide applications; usually, however, radical treatment, such as employed in lupus vulgaris, may be necessary.
When warts are numerous and close together parasiticide applications can be daily made to the whole affected region.
Putney's pipeline includes products requested by veterinarians in the anti-infective, pain, parasiticide, anesthesia & sedation, and dermatological therapeutic categories.
a useful parasiticide especially when used on the scalp, but it is necessary to avoid getting any of the drug in the eyes on account of its irritant effect.