mefloquine

noun
mef·​lo·​quine | \ ˈmef-lə-ˌkwīn How to pronounce mefloquine (audio) \

Definition of mefloquine

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

Examples of mefloquine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rule adopted by the board directs doctors to provide a diagnosis with any prescription for chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, mefloquine, or azithromycin, which doctors argue violates their patients' privacy rights. Bethany Blankley, Washington Examiner, 19 Aug. 2020 Texas adopted a similar rule on Friday that included another malaria drug — mefloquine — as well as the antibiotic azithromycin, commonly known by its brand name, Zithromax Z-Pak. Ellen Gabler, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Mar. 2020 Texas adopted a similar rule on Friday that included another malaria drug — mefloquine — as well as the antibiotic azithromycin, commonly known by its brand name, Zithromax Z-Pak. Ellen Gabler, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2020 During a brief question-and-answer period during Tuesday's presentation, a doctor representing American veterans and a Canadian veteran said international drug regulators and the FDA have put warning labels on mefloquine. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, 25 Feb. 2020 In 2009, troops serving in zones where malaria exists were required to take the drug mefloquine, which has been associated with psychiatric and neurological side effects. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, 25 Feb. 2020 Malaria experts have been encouraged because so far, parasites resistant to piperaquine are still susceptible to an older drug, mefloquine, that has regained its efficacy after years on the shelf. Leslie Roberts, Science | AAAS, 11 Oct. 2017 The Cambodian government has already switched to an ACT that contains mefloquine instead of piperaquine, and Vietnam is doing the same. Leslie Roberts, Science | AAAS, 11 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of mefloquine

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mefloquine

meth- + fluor- + quinoline

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“Mefloquine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mefloquine. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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mefloquine

noun
mef·​lo·​quine | \ ˈmef-lə-ˌkwīn How to pronounce mefloquine (audio) \

Medical Definition of mefloquine

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

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