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.

artemisinin

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

n artemisinina
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The global battle against malaria relies on a combination of two drugs, artemisinin and piperaquine.
Malaria is treated with a combination of two drugs - artemisinin and piperaquine.
Malaria control is still totally reliant on artemisinin as the backbone of drug treatment.
Artemisinin derivatives like artemether and coartem are being used to treat malaria.
Fosun Pharma donates antimalarial medicines to Zambia Ministry of Health and its platform, Chongqing Pharmaceutical Research Institute Co., Ltd., received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to research and develop a large scale semi-synthetic artemisinin process
Artemisinin combination therapy has been the cornerstone of malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa for the past 10 years and is typically represented by artemether/ lumefantrine and artesunate/amodiaquine.
Research and development company Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) revealed on Thursday the receipt of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant, valued at USD267,870, to develop new technology to lower the cost of the primary drug used to treat malaria, artemisinin.
Over the next five years, as part of its commitment, Novartis will invest more than $100M to advance research and development of next-generation treatments to combat emerging resistance to artemisinin and other currently used antimalarials.
Combining piperine (20 mg/kg body weight/day) with curcumin (300 mg/kg body weight/day) and artemisinin (150 mg/kg body weight/day) for 15 days provided no additional benefit on efficacy improvement [17].
Artemisinin (also known as qinghao su) and its derivatives are a new class of antimalarials derived from the sweet wormwood plant Artemisia annua.
Furthermore, the discovery of the effective drug artemisinin has greatly changed the therapeutic approach of malaria and enhanced control and eradication of malaria [13-15].