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antimalarial

 [an″te-, an″ti-mah-lar´e-al]
therapeutically effective against malaria.
antimalarial agent.

an·ti·ma·lar·i·al

(an'tē-mă-lā'rē-ăl),
1. Preventing or curing malaria.
2. A chemotherapeutic agent that inhibits or destroys malarial parasites.

antimalarial

/an·ti·ma·lar·i·al/ (-mah-lar´e-al) therapeutically effective against malaria, or an agent with this quality.

antimalarial

(ăn′tē-mə-lâr′ē-əl, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Preventing or treating malaria.
n.
A drug used to prevent or treat malaria.

antimalarial

[-məler′ē·əl]
1 pertaining to a substance that destroys or suppresses the development of malaria plasmodia or to a procedure that exterminates the mosquito vectors of the disease, such as spraying insecticides or draining swamps.
2 an antimalarial drug. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine sulfate are effective against Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, and certain strains of P. falciparum. Patients with drug-resistant P. falciparum are often treated with a combination of quinine, pyrimethamine, and sulfadoxine.

an·ti·ma·lar·i·al

(an'tē-mă-lārē-ăl)
1. Preventing or curing malaria.
2. A chemotherapeutic agent that inhibits or destroys malarial parasites.

antimalarial

1. Effective in the treatment or prevention of malaria.
2. An antimalarial drug.
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