Definition of cinchonine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsiNGkəˌnēn/ Pronunciation: /ˈSHiNGkənən/


A compound with antipyretic properties, derived from cinchona bark and used as a substitute for quinine.
  • An alkaloid; chemical formula: C19H22ON2.
Example sentences
  • We conclude that intravenous infusion of cinchonine might be started 12 hours before chemotherapy infusion.
  • The invention also concerns a method for preparing cinchonine dichlorhydrate from cinchonine and the use of pharmaceutical compositions containing cinchonine dichlorhydrate for treating multiple drug resistance.

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Syllabification: cin·cho·nine

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