quinoline

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quinoline

 [kwin´o-lēn]
an amine or alkaloid derivable from quinine, coal tar, and various other sources, which has antiseptic, antipyretic, and antimalarial properties.

quin·o·line

(kwin'ō-lēn, -lin),
1. A volatile nitrogenous base obtained by the distillation of coal tar, bones, alkaloids, and other substances; a basic structure of many dyes and drugs; also used as an antimalarial. Synonym(s): chinoleine, leucoline
2. One of a class of alkaloids based on the quinoline (1) structure.

quinoline

(kwĭn′ə-lēn′, -lĭn)
n.
An aromatic organic base, C9H7N, having a pungent tarlike odor, synthesized or obtained from coal tar, and used as a food preservative and in making antiseptics, drugs, and dyes.

quinoline

[kwin′o-lēn]
an amine or alkaloid; with antiseptic, antipyretic, and antimalarial properties, derivable from quinine, coal tar, and various other sources.

quinoline

a drug used originally as an antimalarial. Some of its derivatives are used as antiprotozoal and topical antifungal agents, e.g. quinuronium sulfate, 4-aminoquinoline, di-iodohydroxyquinoline and clioquinol (iodochlorhydroxyquin).