quinacrine(redirected from quinacrine mustard)
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A compound, C23H30ClN3O, administered in its hydrochloride form, that was formerly used as an antimalarial and antihelminthic drug and, in some countries, has been used as an agent for the nonsurgical sterilization of women.
1. (Pharmacology) another name for mepacrine
2. (Medicine) quinacrine mustard a nitrogen mustard derived from mepacrine and used as a stain for chromosomes
[C20: from quin(ine) + acr(id) + -ine2]
an alkaloid, C23H30ClN3O, used in the treatment of malaria.
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|Noun||1.||quinacrine - a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria|