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Figure 3: EpiBr decreases both parasite load and tapeworm length in T. solium cysticerci orally infected hamsters. (a) Administration of BrEpi significantly diminished the number of intestinally attached adult tapeworms by 80–87%, with respect to both control and vehicle infected groups. (b) Parasites exposed to constant concentrations of BrEpi showed total length reduction of fourfold. These parasites seemed as undifferentiated scolices with no develop of neck and strobila, compared to those tapeworms from control and vehicle groups with well-differentiated structures. Tapeworm length was determined as the longitudinal sum of scolex, neck, and strobila. Nonmanipulated infected hamsters were denominated as control, meanwhile comparative lines represent significant differences when . Results are presented as mean +/− standard deviation.