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antimalarial Line breaks: anti|mal¦ar¦ial
Pronunciation: /antɪməˈlɛːrɪəl/

Definition of antimalarial in English:


(Of a drug) used to prevent malaria.
Example sentences
  • Improving adherence to use of antimosquito measures and antimalarial medications could prevent many cases of malaria.
  • It also identifies areas in which malaria is not prevalent to prevent unnecessary use of antimalarial medications.
  • Fourthly, the health facility was assessed for availability of antimalarial drugs and malaria treatment wall charts.


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An antimalarial drug.
Example sentences
  • Eleven species were used as antimalarials or antipyretics in all three tropical continents, and 47 species were similarly used in two continents.
  • It can be controlled with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antimalarials, steroids and immunosupressants.
  • Most of these lives would be saved by increased use of simple curative interventions, such as antimalarials and antibiotics combating dysentery and pneumonia.

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