Definitions for quinacrineˈkwɪn əˌkrin
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an alkaloid, C23H30ClN3O, used in the treatment of malaria.
Origin of quinacrine:
1930–35; quin (ine ) +acr (id ) + -ine2
quinacrine, quinacrine hydrochloride, mepacrine, Atabrine(noun)
a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria
[[Category:en:Drugs]] A drug with various applications, including as an antimalarial, having the chemical formula CHClNO
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An acridine derivative formerly widely used as an antimalarial but superseded by chloroquine in recent years. It has also been used as an anthelmintic and in the treatment of giardiasis and malignant effusions. It is used in cell biological experiments as an inhibitor of phospholipase A2.
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