noun[mass noun] Medicine
A bitter-tasting synthetic compound derived from biguanide, used in the prevention and treatment of malaria.
More example sentences
- Mefloquine is not standard treatment internationally, although alternative drugs such as atovaquone with proguanil or artemether with lumefantrine may help to manage uncomplicated malaria in an ambulatory setting.
- They had taken chloroquine weekly and proguanil daily for chemoprophylaxis against malaria.
- Another study comparing four prophylactic regimens in civilian travelers found that overall tolerability was the same among mefloquine, doxycycline, chloroquine plus proguanil, and atovaquone plus proguanil.
1940s: from pro(pyl) + (bi)guan(ide) (a crystalline base) + -il.