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TitleChemotherapy of Parasitic Diseases [electronic resource] / edited by William C. Campbell, Robert S. Rew
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1986
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-1233-8
Descript XXVIII, 684 p. 3 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

"Have a chew of dulie," said Crubog . . . "What is it?" asked Potter, half-suspiciously. "Seaweed. " "Is it good for the virility? . . . " "And what is the virility?" asked the old man. "Does it make you more attractive to women?" Potier shouted in his ear. "No. " "What is it good for then?" "WortnS. " "Worms?" "Intestinal worms. You'll never again pass a worm if you eat a fistful of dulse first thing in the morning and last thing at night. " "If it's an anthelmintic, I'll try a spot of it," said Potter. - From Bogmail, a novel by Patrick McGinley (1981) With modern techniques of chemical isolation and structure determination, the old distinction between herbal and chemical remedies has largely been broken down. By chemotherapy we now mean simply the treatment of disease by drugs (the word medicines has unhappily been eclipsed). The distinction made between chemotherapy and nonยญ chemical therapy (e. g. , radiation, physiotherapy, surgical intervention, immuยญ nomodulation) remains useful despite some minor overlapping. The present work thus deals with drugs and their use in parasitic disease. (Since we are dealing with the treatment of incipient as well as established infection, chemotherapy subsumes chemยญ oprophylaxis as well as chemotherapeusis per se. ) Definition of parasitism as a biological modus vivendi, although important in itself, need not concern us here. We need simply delimit the scope of the book, and that is easily done


CONTENT

I. Introduction -- 1 Historical Introduction -- II. Protozoa -- 2 Chemistry of Antiprotozoal Agents -- 3 Protozoan Infections of Man: Malaria -- 4 Protozoan Infections of Man: American Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis -- 5 Protozoan Infections of Man: African Trypanosomiasis -- 6 Protozoan Infections of Man: Other Infections -- 7 Protozoan Infections of Domestic Animals: Coccidian and Related Infections -- 8 Hemoprotozoan Infections of Domestic Animals: Trypanosomiasis, Babesiosis, and Anaplasmosis -- 9 Modes of Action of Antiprotozoal Agents -- 10 Drug Resistance in Protozoa -- III. Nematodes -- 11 Chemistry of Antinematodal Agents -- 12 Nematode Infections of Man: Intestinal Infections -- 13 Nematode Infections of Man: Extraintestinal Infections -- 14 Nematode Infections of Domestic Animals: Gastrointestinal Infections -- 15 Nematode Infections of Domestic Animals: Extraintestinal Infections -- 16 Mode of Action of Antinematodal Drugs -- 17 Drug Resistance in Nematodes -- IV. Trematodes -- 18 Chemistry of Antitrematodal Agents -- 19 Trematode Infections of Man -- 20 Trematode Infections of Domestic Animals -- 21 Mode of Action of Antitrematodal Agents -- V. Cestodes -- 22 Chemistry of Anticestodal Agents -- 23 Cestodal Infections of Man -- 24 Cestode Infections of Domestic Animals -- 25 Mode of Action of Anticestodal Agents -- VI. Arthropods -- 26 Chemistry of Drugs Used against Arthropod Parasites -- 27 Insect Infestations of Man -- 28 Acarine Infestations of Man -- 29 Insect Infestations of Domestic Animals -- 30 Acarine Infestation of Domestic Animals -- 31 Mode of Action of Agents Used against Arthropod Parasites -- 32 Drug Resistance in Arthropod Parasites -- Appendix: Generic and Proprietary Names of Antiparasitic Drugs


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