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quinacrine/quin·a·crine/ (kwin´ah-krin) an antimalarial, antiprotozoal, and anthelmintic, used as the hydrochloride salt, especially for suppressive therapy of malaria and in the treatment of giardiasis and tapeworm infestations.
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.
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
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.
quinacrine (kwin´əkrēn, -krin),
n an anthelmintic and antiprotozoal agent used to treat giardiasis and tapeworm infections. It is not effective in treating malaria.
an antimalarial, antiprotozoal and anthelmintic used especially for suppressive therapy of malaria in humans and also in the treatment of giardiasis in dogs. Called also mepacrine.