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Saltos de línea: ar¦te|mi¦si¦nin
Pronunciación: /ˌɑːtɪˈmiːsɪnɪn

Definición de artemisinin en inglés:


[mass noun]
A terpene-based antimalarial substance used in Chinese medicine.
  • The drug is obtained from Artemisia annua, family Compositae
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.


1970s: blend of artemisia and quinine.

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Pronunciación: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
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