Definition of "chloroquine" [chloroquine]

  • A drug, C18H26ClN3, used mainly in the treatment and prevention of malaria. (noun)

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Use "chloroquine" in a sentence
  • "To begin with, the fitness ratio of CQR malaria in the absence of chloroquine is .76 or .85."
  • "Although chloroquine is not considered necessary for travelers to the major resort areas on the Pacific and Gulf coasts, travelers to those areas should use insect repellent and take other personal protection measures to reduce contact with mosquitoes, particularly from dusk to dawn when malaria transmission is most likely."
  • "When chloroquine is prescribed at dose rates in excess of those typically used for prophylactic treatments, or when prescribed for long term use (calculated using a simple cumulative dose formula), periodic monitoring (typically every 3-6 months, but again dependent on a health care professional's assessment of the individual) is recommended including complete blood counts, a neuromuscular exam, and full ophthalmologic exam."