<chemical> A depolarising neuromuscular-blocking agent, that causes persistent nicotinic activation resulting in spastic paralysis of susceptible nematodes. It is a drug of second-choice after benzimidazoles for treatment of ascariasis, hookworm, and pinworm infections, being effective after a single dose. ... Pharmacological action: antinema
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(pĭ-ran´tәl) a broad-spectrum anthelmintic agent with activity against hookworms, pinworms, and roundworms; used as the pamoate or tartrate salt for infections due to Ascaris lumbricoides or Enterobius vermicularis.
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Pyrantel is an antinematodal thiophene. It is often prescribed by veterinarians to treat and prevent the occurrence of intestinal parasites in small animal pets. ==Mechanism of Action== Pyrantel is a nicotinic receptor agonist. Like levamisole and the related pyrimidine morantel, it can elicit spastic muscle paralysis in parasitic worms due to pro
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