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


(ˈklɔːrəʊˌkwiːn) or


(Pharmacology) a synthetic drug administered orally to treat malaria. Formula: C18H26ClN3
[C20: from chloro- + quin(oline)]


(ˈklɔr ə kwɪn, -ˌkwin, ˈkloʊr-)

a synthetic drug, C18H26ClN3, used chiefly to control malaria attacks.
[1945–50; chloro-2 + quin (olin) e]
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Noun1.chloroquine - an antimalarial drug used to treat malaria and amebic dysentery and systemic lupus erythematosus
antimalarial, antimalarial drug - a medicinal drug used to prevent or treat malaria


n. cloroquina, compuesto usado en el tratamiento de la malaria.


n cloroquina
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Tenders are invited for Supply of chloroquine syrup 50 mg/5ml, 60 ml
Chloroquine was first used as an antimalarial drug until widespread resistance in Plasmodium falciparum strains emerged.
Chloroquine was replaced by sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), resistance to which emerged in western Cambodia and spread to Africa.
Chloroquine retinopathy was unknowingly observed by Cambiaggi in 1957 in a patient being treated with the drug for systemic lupus erythematosus.
Chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) are anti-malarial drugs which have been used since 1950 to treat auto-inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and connective tissue diseases (CTDs) including systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome (SjS) and dermatomyositis.
The findings could revive the use of the cheap anti-malarial drug chloroquine in treating and preventing the mosquito-bourne disease, which claims the lives of more than half a million people each year around the world.
falciparum strains that are resistant to drugs such as chloroquine.
berghei (in vivo inhibition compared to untreated control (IVI) = 100%, mean survival time (MST) > 40 days, comparable activity to chloroquine control).
CHLOROQUINE, which had been dumped because malarial parasite had become resistant to it, is being resurrected.
Chloroquine is a member of an important series of chemically related anti-malarial agents, the quinolone derivatives.
Chloroquine (LARIAGO Chloroquine phosphate suspension containing 50 mg base) manufactured in India, was given to positive control and chloroquine 20 mg/kg was prepared in distilled water.
A 67-year-old woman on long-term chloroquine treatment for rheumatoid arthritis presented with dizziness and syncope.