quinacrine

noun
quin·​a·​crine | \ ˈkwi-nə-ˌkrēn How to pronounce quinacrine (audio) \

Definition of quinacrine

: an antimalarial drug derived from acridine and used especially in the form of its dihydrochloride C23H30ClN3O·2HCl·2H2O

Examples of quinacrine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web March 10, 2009 - An anti-malaria drug known as quinacrine, which had reportedly shown promise against mad cow disease, is found to have no effect on the disease, according to a British medical study. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 30 May 2021 And last year, scientists working with mouse brain cells found that the anti-malaria drug quinacrine and the anti-psychotic drug chlorpromazine interfered with the ability of prions to cause normal brain protein to misfold. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 July 2017

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First Known Use of quinacrine

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quinacrine

quinine + acridine

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“Quinacrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quinacrine. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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quinacrine

noun
quin·​a·​crine | \ ˈkwin-ə-ˌkrēn How to pronounce quinacrine (audio) \

Medical Definition of quinacrine

: an antimalarial drug derived from acridine and used especially in the form of its dihydrochloride C23H30ClN3O·2HCl·2H2O

called also mepacrine

— see atabrine

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