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artemether

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noun ar·tem·e·ther \ är-ˈte-mə-t͟hər \

medical Definition of artemether

:an antimalarial drug C16H26O5 that is a semisynthetic, water-insoluble, derivative of artemisinin administered in an oily solution by intramuscular injection or taken orally in tablets usually in combination with lumefantrine
  • Over the past few decades, combinations of artemisinin derivatives such as artesunate and artemether have proved highly effective against malaria.
  • —Amitabh AvasthiNew Scientist21 Aug. 2004
Note: Artemether is marketed under the trademark Coartem when combined with lumefantrine.
— compare artesunate

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