antimalarial

adjective
an·ti·ma·lar·i·al | \ -mə-ˈler-ē-əl \

Definition of antimalarial 

: serving to prevent, control, or cure malaria

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antimalarial noun

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The Global Fund has provided enough mosquito nets and antimalarial drugs to see the country through the 2018 malaria season, says spokesperson Seth Faison, who is based in Geneva. Richard Stone, Science | AAAS, "Major donor nixes effort to combat tuberculosis crisis in North Korea," 29 June 2018 To bolster these efforts, Novartis will put more than $100 million over five years toward advancing R&D on our next-generation antimalarial treatments. Vas Narasimhan, WSJ, "How Long Till the Final World Malaria Day?," 24 Apr. 2018 Novartis runs a program called SMS for Life, which helps village clinics use mobile phones to report when their supplies of antimalarial medicines are running low and need to be replenished. Vas Narasimhan, WSJ, "How Long Till the Final World Malaria Day?," 24 Apr. 2018 Generally, fake malaria drugs imitate one of two types of common antimalarial medicines: quinines and artemisins. Smithsonian, "Are Fake Drugs The Reason Malaria Sickens Millions a Year?," 24 Apr. 2018 Another doctor tried antimalarial drugs, also to no avail. Meher Ahmad, Scientific American, "Pakistan Is Racing to Combat the World’s First Extensively Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak," 14 Mar. 2018 Luckily, over the past few decades, preventive efforts—expanded access to mosquito nets, insecticide spray, and antimalarial drugs—have been unprecedentedly successful at reducing malaria rates, according to the WHO. Lindsey Lanquist, SELF, "Watch David Beckham Stare Down a Swarm of Mosquitoes to Make an Important Point About Malaria," 7 Feb. 2018 The field has remarkable potential and has already been used to aid the production of antimalarial drugs and synthetic flavorings. Robert Hart, Slate Magazine, "The synthetic biology community is divided.," 7 Apr. 2017 One way to prevent such cross-species jumps would be to insert the antimalarial genes not into a symbiotic microbe, but directly into the genomes of the mosquitoes themselves. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "Two Ways of Making Malaria-Proof Mosquitoes," 28 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of antimalarial

1843, in the meaning defined above

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antimalarial

adjective
an·ti·ma·lar·i·al | \ -mə-ˈler-ē-əl \
variants: or antimalaria \-ē-ə \

Medical Definition of antimalarial 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: serving to prevent, check, or cure malaria

antimalarial

noun

Medical Definition of antimalarial (Entry 2 of 2)

: an antimalarial drug

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