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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A drug, C18H26ClN3, used usually in its phosphate form to prevent and treat malaria and to treat amebiasis that has spread outside the intestines.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
chloroquineA 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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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