levamisole

noun
le·​vam·​i·​sole | \ lə-ˈva-mə-ˌsōl How to pronounce levamisole (audio) \

Definition of levamisole

: an anthelmintic drug C11H12N2S administered in the form of its hydrochloride that also possesses immunomodulatory properties and has been used especially in the treatment of colon cancer but is now withdrawn from use because of its link to serious blood disorders

Examples of levamisole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web News broke in early March that Art Collector was one of three horses to test positive for levamisole, a deworming agent, and the horse was stripped of his victory and purse money from the Nov. 30 victory. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Art Collector wins Blue Grass, gives longtime trainer Drury first shot at Kentucky Derby," 12 July 2020

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First Known Use of levamisole

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for levamisole

perhaps from lev- + -amisole (alteration of imidazole)

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25 Jul 2020

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“Levamisole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/levamisole. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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levamisole

noun
le·​vam·​i·​sole | \ lə-ˈvam-ə-ˌsōl How to pronounce levamisole (audio) \

Medical Definition of levamisole

: an anthelmintic drug administered in the form of its hydrochloride C11H12N2S·HCl that also possesses immunomodulatory properties and has been used especially in the treatment of colon cancer but is now withdrawn from use because of its link to serious blood disorders

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