hydroxychloroquine

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hy·​droxy·​chlor·​o·​quine | \ hī-ˌdräk-sē-ˈklȯr-ə-ˌkwēn How to pronounce hydroxychloroquine (audio) , -kwin \

Definition of hydroxychloroquine

: a drug derived from quinolone that is taken orally in the form of its sulfate C18H26ClN3O·H2SO4 to treat malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus erythematosus Two commonly used antimalarials are chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, both generic drugs.Consumer Reports Originally an antimalarial drug, hydroxychloroquine is often … prescribed to people with mild, slowly progressing arthritis.— Samir Sutaria

First Known Use of hydroxychloroquine

1951, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“Hydroxychloroquine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroxychloroquine. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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hydroxychloroquine

noun
hy·​droxy·​chlor·​o·​quine | \ -ˈklōr-ə-ˌkwēn, -kwin How to pronounce hydroxychloroquine (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydroxychloroquine

: a drug derived from quinoline that is administered orally in the form of its sulfate C18H26ClN3O·H2SO4 to treat malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus erythematosus — see plaquenil

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