quinacrine

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quin·a·crine

 (kwĭn′ə-krēn′)
n.
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.

quinacrine

(ˈkwɪnəˌkriːn)
n
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]

quin•a•crine

(ˈkwɪn əˌkrin)

n.
an alkaloid, C23H30ClN3O, used in the treatment of malaria.
[1930–35; quin (ine) + acr (id) + -ine2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quinacrine - a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malariaquinacrine - a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria
antimalarial, antimalarial drug - a medicinal drug used to prevent or treat malaria
anthelminthic, anthelmintic, helminthic, vermifuge - a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
Translations

quinacrine

n quinacrina, mepacrina (INN)