quinacrine

noun
quin·a·crine | \ˈkwi-nə-ˌkrēn \

Definition of quinacrine 

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

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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, "In tracking a lethal family of diseases that threatens humans and animals, scientists have become the hunters," 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

noun
quin·a·crine | \ˈkwin-ə-ˌkrēn \

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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