A drug, C17H17ClF6N2O, used mainly for the treatment and prevention of chloroquine-resistant malaria. (noun)
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Use "mefloquine" in a sentence
"But a strain of cerebral malaria resistant to mefloquine is now on the offensive."
"His father, Mike Kuligowski, attributes his son's sleeplessness and depression to an anti-malarial medication called mefloquine that was found in his system."
"He'd been taking Lariam, a drug also known as mefloquine, that the Army gave him to prevent malaria."