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

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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, "Drug-resistant malaria is spreading, but experts clash over its global risk," 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, "Drug-resistant malaria is spreading, but experts clash over its global risk," 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

noun
mef·lo·quine | \ ˈmef-lə-ˌkwīn \

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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