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Quinacrine

Synonym(s)

  • atebrin
  • mepacrine

Definition(s)

An acridine derivative formerly widely used as an antimalarial but superseded by chloroquine in recent years.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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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 28, 2014