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an anthelmintic and antiprotozoal agent used especially for treatment of malaria, giardiasis, and tapeworm infestations. It is a yellow fluorescent dye also used in chromosome banding.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A compound, C23H30ClN3O, administered in its hydrochloride form, that was formerly used as an antimalarial and antihelminthic drug and, in some countries, has been used as an agent for the nonsurgical sterilization of women.
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quinacrineClassic cytogenetics A fluorescent dye used to stain chromosomes, especially Y chromosome Gynecology Tropical medicine An antiparasitic agent once used to manage giardiasis, helminths, malaria, protozoa, tapeworms
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
quinacrineA yellow acridine dye useful in studying chromosomal structure because of its property of fluorescing when bound to certain regions of chromosomes. Also known as mepacrine. Quinacrine was once widely used to prevent malaria and to remove tapeworms.
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