Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A drug, C18H26ClN3, used mainly in the treatment and prevention of malaria.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A 4-aminoquinoline drug used to treat and prevent malaria, having the chemical formula C18H26ClN3

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an antimalarial drug used to treat malaria and amebic dysentery and systemic lupus erythematosus

Etymologies

chloro- + quin(olin)e.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
chloro- + -quine (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To begin with, the fitness ratio of CQR malaria in the absence of chloroquine is .76 or .85.

    Behe Responds

  • Although chloroquine is not considered necessary for travelers to the major resort areas on the Pacific and Gulf coasts, travelers to those areas should use insect repellent and take other personal protection measures to reduce contact with mosquitoes, particularly from dusk to dawn when malaria transmission is most likely.

    Mexico - travelers tips

  • When chloroquine is prescribed at dose rates in excess of those typically used for prophylactic treatments, or when prescribed for long term use (calculated using a simple cumulative dose formula), periodic monitoring (typically every 3-6 months, but again dependent on a health care professional's assessment of the individual) is recommended including complete blood counts, a neuromuscular exam, and full ophthalmologic exam.

    One Downside - Travel in Mexico

  • The Lancet investigation went on to accuse the World Bank "of supplying India with an anti-malarial drug, called chloroquine, at a cost of $1.8m, which it says is unsuitable for the type of malaria seen there and against World Health Organisation guidelines emphasis mine."

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • For Greenwood, the main rub is increased resistance to drugs, particularly the longtime mainstay, chloroquine, which is relatively cheap to produce in mass quantities.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But Coartem is far more expensive than the most commonly used drug, chloroquine, which is becoming less resistant to the malaria parasite.

    CNN Transcript Mar 26, 2005

  • By then, Army medics had a drug called chloroquine that had been introduced in 1947, a result of the wartime program.

    NPR Topics: News

  • They specifically refute ID proponent Michael Behe's argument that the malaria parasite's resistance to chloroquine is too complex to have arisen through natural selection.

    Reason Magazine

  • The mosquitoes gradually grew resistant to DDT, while the parasites themselves became resistant to anti-malarial drugs such as chloroquine and atebrin.

    Scourge of Humankind

  • The department recommends that visitors to malaria areas take anti-malaria drugs, such as chloroquine (together with Proguanal) or Lariam.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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