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mefloquine

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noun mef·lo·quine \ˈmef-lə-ˌkwīn\

Definition of mefloquine

  1. :  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


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mefloquine

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noun mef·lo·quine \ˈmef-lə-ˌkwīn\

Medical Definition of mefloquine

  1. :  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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