artemisinin

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ar·te·mis·i·nin

 (är′tə-mĭs′ĭ-nĭn)
n.
1. A compound, C15H22O5, that is obtained from a species of artemisia (Artemisia annua) and has antimalarial activity.
2. Any of several semisynthetic derivatives of this compound that are used to treat malaria, usually in combination with other drugs.
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artemisinin

(ˌɑːtɪˈmɪzɪnɪn) pharmacol
n
a drug obtained from the plant genus Artemisia and used to treat malaria(as modifier)
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artemisinin

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A systematic review of English-language research articles listed in PubMed was conducted using the keywords "artemether," "lumefantrine," "Coartem," and "malaria in pregnancy." Clinical trials, observational studies, meta-analyses, and case reports of uncomplicated malaria treatment during pregnancy were included.
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The negative control group received 0.2 ml of 10% Tween per animal and the positive control group received artemether. The weights of all animals were taken before and after the experiment.
An assessment of the quality of artemether-lumefantrine preparations and artemether injections in Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana, showed that 7 (87.5%) of the 8 brands (6 tablets, 2 suspensions) and all 2 artemether injections passed the International Pharmacopoeia content test [12].
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