Definition of mefloquine in English:

mefloquine

Line breaks: mef|lo¦quine
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛfləkwiːn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • An antimalarial drug consisting of a fluorinated derivative of quinoline.
    More example sentences
    • Quinine formed the basis for synthesising the commonly used antimalarial drugs, chloroquine and mefloquine.
    • There has been a lot of media attention on the side-effects of the drug mefloquine (Lariam).
    • So we combine it with established treatments such as chloroquine, mefloquine and the like.

Origin

1970s: from me(thyl) + fl(uor)o + quin(olin)e.

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