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Related to mepacrine: Atabrine
(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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|Noun||1.||mepacrine - a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria|
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