praziquantel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A drug, C19H24N2O2, that kills trematodes and tapeworms parasitic to humans, used especially in the treatment of schistosomiasis.
Origin: p(y)razi(ne), one of its components (from German Pyrazin, blend of Pyridin, pyridine and Azin, azine) + qu(inoline) + ant(h)el(mintic).
praziquantel - Medical Definition
A synthetic heterocyclic broad-spectrum anthelmintic agent effective against parasitic schistosome species as well as most other trematodes and adult cestodes.