Atabrine


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Atabrine

 [at´ah-brin, at´ah-brēn]
trademark for a preparation of quinacrine, an anthelmintic and antimalarial agent.
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With all of those measures and a steady diet of propaganda that persuaded soldiers to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites or take their atabrine if infected, malaria rates dropped significantly, and US armed forces became substantially more effective.
All of these efforts, plus intensive troop education and the introduction of Atabrine for malaria chemoprophylaxis, brought malaria under control in endemic areas during the last year of the war.
Like the British, the Americans relied primarily upon Atabrine (Mepacrine) to suppress and control malaria.