mepacrine


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mepacrine

(ˈmɛpəkrɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) Brit a drug, mepacrine dihydrochloride, one of the first synthetic substitutes for quinine, formerly widely used to treat malaria but now largely replaced by chloroquine. Formula: C23H30ClN3O.2HCl.2H2O. US name: quinacrine
[C20: from me(thyl) + pa(ludism + a)cr(id)ine]
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Noun1.mepacrine - a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malariamepacrine - a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria
antimalarial, antimalarial drug - a medicinal drug used to prevent or treat malaria
anthelminthic, anthelmintic, helminthic, vermifuge - a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
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Drug Profiles discussed in this report include APG-350, bavituximab, CRLX-101, ganetespib, GSK-2256098, HD-204, mepacrine, NBTX-IV, NBTXR-3, selinexor, veliparib, ziv-aflibercept (recombinant).
Up to and including WWII troops based in mosquito-infested areas were given daily doses of Mepacrine to combat malaria.
Decreased ATP release is observed by lumi-aggregometry, and decreased mepacrine dense granule uptake is observed by flow cytometry.
Ca2+-antagonistic properties of phospholipase A2 inhibitors, mepacrine and chloroquine.