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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.

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(ˈklɔːrəʊˌkwiːn) or


(Pharmacology) a synthetic drug administered orally to treat malaria. Formula: C18H26ClN3
[C20: from chloro- + quin(oline)]
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(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
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n. cloroquina, compuesto usado en el tratamiento de la malaria.
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n cloroquina
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I got treated for malaria, got treated with Chloroquine, got chloroquine poisoning and my sight went in two hours.
have identified systolic blood pressure <90 mmHg, QRS complex duration >0.12sec., dose >5gm and blood chloroquine concentration >25mcg mol/l as predictors of a fatal outcome in chloroquine poisoning and recommended the use of diazepam infusions to treat severe cases in whom a fatal outcome would previously have been expected.