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Hymenolepis diminutaA murine (rat) tapeworm used in helminthic therapy that generally does not mature in humans and is taken as cysticerci (HDC) in a drink every 2 or 3 weeks. cysticerciThe larval (immature) stage of a tapeworm. (HDCHymenolepis diminuta cysticercoids (Hi-men-o-lep'is dim-a-nu-ta sis-ti-sur-koid) - the larval cysts of the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta). Rat tapewormA helminth with a flat, ribbon-like, segmented body. Only the murine (rat) tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta, is used in helminthic therapy and this generally does not reach adulthood in humans so requires regular dosing of HDC. (Hymenolepis diminutaA murine (rat) tapeworm used in helminthic therapy that generally does not mature in humans and is taken as cysticerci (HDC) in a drink every 2 or 3 weeks.) produce over 1,000 eggs (HDCHymenolepis diminuta cysticercoids (Hi-men-o-lep'is dim-a-nu-ta sis-ti-sur-koid) - the larval cysts of the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta) per day. Credit: William Parker, used with permission

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current14:34, 31 January 2017Thumbnail for version as of 14:34, 31 January 20171,175 × 881 (134 KB)Robert (talk | contribs)Hymenolepis diminuta cysticerci (HDC). Rat tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta) produce over 1,000 eggs (HDC) per day. Credit: William Parker, used with permission
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