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|Ball-and-stick model of the lucanthone molecule|
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Mechanism of action
Hycanthone binds to acetylcholine receptors in the worm and results in increased sensitivity to stimulation by 5-HT causing increase in motility, paired worms are separated and reproduction is stopped. It causes damage of the integument and vitelline duct.
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