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ar·te·mis·i·nin

(ar'te-mis'in-in),
A sesquiterpene antimalarial and antischistosomal drug derived from Artemisia annua; a. is a potent and rapidly acting blood schizontocide used in the treatment of malaria; active against chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum and chloroquine-sensitive P. falciparum and P. vivax.

artemisinin

(är′tə-mĭs′ĭ-nĭn)
n.
1. A compound, C15H22O5, that is obtained from a species of artemisia (Artemisia annua) and has antimalarial activity.
2. Any of several semisynthetic derivatives of this compound that are used to treat malaria, usually in combination with other drugs.

artemisinin

An antimalarial drug derived from Artemisia annua . The drug is claimed to be effective in treating cerebral malaria and is active against chloroquine-resistant P. falciparum and chloroquine-sensitive P. falciparum and P. vivax . The drug is a traditional Chinese remedy. See also QUINGHAO.
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Both the historical and experimental data indicate that increases in the concentration of foliar artemesinin are likely to continue in parallel with the ongoing increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide," says Ziska.
The researchers then turned to current and future artemesinin concentrations.
Overall, these data provide the first evidence that historic and projected increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide may be associated with global changes of artemesinin chemistry, potentially making a greater quantity of drug available for the same area of cultivation.
Artemesinin is a compound used to treat at malaria.
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However, the global importance of reserving artemesinins for malaria treatment means that artemether is unlikely to be used as a strategy for schistosomiasis prophylaxis due to the risk of selecting for resistant strains.