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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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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.
Pharmaceutical intermediates company Aceto Corporation (Nasdaq:ACET) stated on Monday that it has introduced the 250 mg and 500 mg strengths of Flucytosine Capsules as well as the 500 mg strength of Chloroquine Phosphate Tablets.
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Fortunately, malaria can be prevented by taking chloroquine phosphate starting two weeks before travel and continuing for two to four weeks after returning.
18) Chloroquine is most often prescribed in the United States in its salt form, an enteric-coated tablet called Aralen; the generic chloroquine phosphate is dosed differently in its base form.