Ipecac alkaloids are currently
Agents who are destructive to amebae, especially the parasitic species causing AMEBIASIS in man and animal.
- Antinematodal Agents
Substances used in the treatment or control of nematode infestations. They are used also in veterinary practice.
Agents that are used to stimulate evacuation of the bowels.
- Protein Synthesis Inhibitors
Compounds which inhibit the synthesis of proteins. They are usually ANTI-BACTERIAL AGENTS or toxins. Mechanism of the action of inhibition includes the interruption of peptide-chain elongation, the blocking of the A site of ribosomes, the misreading of the genetic code or the prevention of the attachment of oligosaccharide side chains to glycoproteins.
Agents that cause vomiting. They may act directly on the gastrointestinal tract, bringing about emesis through local irritant effects, or indirectly, through their effects on the chemoreceptor trigger zone in the
postremalarea near the medulla