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Eukaryotes: Helminths

  • Introduction to Helminths
    • Medically significant helminths (flatworms, thorny worms, roundworms)
  • Biological Properties and Characteristics
    • Life Cycle and reproduction
    • Digestion and nervous system
  • Global Incidence of Helminth Infections (intestinal and soil transmitted)
  • Chronic Helminth Lymphatic Infection (Wuchereria bancrofti,filariasis)
  • Chronic Helminth Enteric Infection (Taenia or tapeworm)

Eukaryotes: Helminths

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Introduction to Helminths 0:30
    • Definition of Helminths
    • Three Types of Helminths
  • Biological Properties of Helminths 1:38
    • Biological Life Cycle of Helminths
    • Adult Helminths May Be Dioecious
    • Monoecious Helminths
  • Characteristics of Helminths 4:12
    • May Lack a Digestive System
    • Nervous System is Reduced
  • Incidence of Helminth Infections Worldwide 5:50
  • Intestinal Helminths 6:29
  • Soil Transmitted Helminths 8:15
  • Wuchereria Bancrofti 8:35
    • Wuchereria Bancrofti Causes Lymphatic Filariasis
    • Nematode or Roundword That Inhibits Lymphatic Vessels
    • Life Cycle
  • Lifecycle of Wuchereria Bancrofti 10:11
  • Symptoms of Wuchereria Bancrofti 11:41
    • Elephantiasis
    • People Who Develop Lymphedema
  • Types of Chronic Tissue Helminth Infection 14:53
  • Distribution of Lymphatic Filariasis in India 18:08
  • Taenia Saginata or Solium 19:19
    • Human Tapeworms
    • Cestode That Inhabits Intestinal Tracts of Human Hosts
    • Taenia
    • Scolex
  • Tania or Tapeworms 21:39
  • Life Cycle of Taenia Saginata or Solium 22:15
  • Urban Myth of Reality 24:35
  • Example 1 25:41
  • Example 2 28:38