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chloroquine

 [klor´o-kwin]
1. an antimalarial and antiprotozoal agent, also used as a lupus erythematosus suppressant.
2. an antiamebic and antiinflammatory agent used in treatment of malaria, giardiasis, non-intestinal amebiasis, lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis; used as the base, hydrochloride salt, or phosphate salt.

chlor·o·quine

(klōr'ō-kwīn),
An antimalarial agent used for the treatment and suppression of Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, and P. falciparum; available in phosphate and sulfate forms. It does not produce a radical cure because it has no effect on the exoerythrocytic stages; chloroquine-resistant strains of P. falciparum have developed in Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America. It is also used for hepatic amebiasis and for certain skin diseases, for example, lupus erythematosus and lichen planus.

chloroquine

(klôr′ə-kwīn′, -kwēn′)
n.
A drug, C18H26ClN3, used usually in its phosphate form to prevent and treat malaria and to treat amebiasis that has spread outside the intestines.

chlor·o·quine

(klōr'ō-kwīn)
An antimalarial agent used for the treatment and suppression ofPlasmodium vivax, P. malariae, and P. falciparum; available in phosphate and sulfate forms. It is also used for hepatic amebiasis and for certain skin diseases, e.g., lupus erythematosus and lichen planus.

chloroquine

A drug used in the treatment of MALARIA, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS and lupus erythematosus. In 1993 the clinical effectiveness of chloroquine in Malawi was less than 50 percent and it was replaced by sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine. But ten years late the efficiency had risen again to 99 percent. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Avoclor and Nivaquine.

Chloroquine

An antimalarial drug that was first used in the 1940s, until the first evidence of quinine resistance appeared in the 1960s. It is now ineffective against falciparum malaria almost everywhere. However, because it is inexpensive, it is still the antimalarial drug most widely used in Africa. Native individuals with partial immunity may have better results with chloroquine than a traveler with no previous exposure.
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chlor·o·quine

(klōr'ō-kwīn)
An antimalarial agent used for the treatment and suppression of Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, and P. falciparum; also used for hepatic amebiasis and some skin diseases.
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