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mefloquine

mefloquine

noun mef·lo·quine \ˈmef-lə-ˌkwīn\

Definition of MEFLOQUINE

:  an antimalarial drug C17H16F6N2O similar to quinine that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride

Origin of MEFLOQUINE

meth- + fluor- + quinoline
First Known Use: 1974

mefloquine

noun mef·lo·quine \ˈmef-lə-ˌkwīn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MEFLOQUINE

:  an antimalarial drug similar to quinine that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C17H16F6N2O·HCl especially for the prevention and treatment of falciparum malaria

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