noun[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic drug related to quinoline, used against malaria.
- Doctors treat malaria by using anti-malarial drugs, such as chloroquine or quinine.
- Quinine formed the basis for synthesising the commonly used antimalarial drugs, chloroquine and mefloquine.
- The situation is becoming more difficult because the most widely used antimalarial drug chloroquine is losing its effectiveness.
1940s: from chloro- + quin(olin)e.
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