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n. a drug used in the treatment of onchocerciasis. It acts by killing the immature forms (microfilariae) of the parasite. Ivermectin is also used to treat creeping eruption, strongyloidiasis, and scabies. It is administered by mouth; side-effects, which are mild, include itching and swollen lymph nodes.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.


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