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artemisinin

Syllabification: ar·te·mis·in·in
Pronunciation: /ˌärtəˈmēsənin, -ˈmis-
 
/

Definition of artemisinin in English:

noun

Another term for qinghaosu.
Example sentences
  • The team started with the Chinese herbal medicine, artemisinin, which has anti-malarial properties.
  • One way of tackling this problem is to simplify the treatment by using rectal quinine or rectal artemisinin or artesunate, which could be given promptly even at basic health facilities.
  • The two most important groups of drugs for malaria treatment are still based on quinine or artemisinin.

Origin

1970s: blend of artemisia and quinine.

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