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an antimalarial agent effective against the extraerythrocytic forms of Plasmodium vivax and P. ovale and the gametocytes of P. falciparum, used especially in the treatment of relapsing vivax malaria; used orally as the phosphate salt.
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primaquine(prē′mə-kwēn′, -kwĭn, prī′-)
A drug, C15H21N3O, used in its phosphate form as an antimalarial, especially to prevent relapses.
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primaquineA drug used in the treatment of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale MALARIA. The drug is on the WHO official list.
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