Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of qinghaosu in English:
A terpene-based anti-malarial substance used in Chinese medicine.
- The drug is obtained from Artemisia annua, family Compositae
- The antimalarial properties of the traditional Chinese medicine qinghaosu (artemisinin) were discovered by Chinese scientists in 1971.
- This article reviews the discovery and the further studies on qinghaosu and its derivatives.
1970s: from Chinese qīnghāosù, from qīnghāo, denoting a medicinal plant of the genus Artemisia.
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