mepacrine

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mepacrine (ˈmɛpəkrɪn)
 
n
(Brit) US name: quinacrine a drug, mepacrine dihydrochloride, one of the first synthetic substitutes for quinine, formerly widely used to treat malaria but now largely replaced by chloroquine. Formula: C23H30ClN3O.2HCl.2H2O
 
[C20: from me(thyl) + pa(ludism + a)cr(id)ine]

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mepacrine

noun
a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria [syn: quinacrine
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