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Definition of "primaquine" [primaquine]

  • A medication used in the treatment of malaria and Pneumocystis pneumonia. (noun)

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Use "primaquine" in a sentence
  • "Nonetheless, despite its awareness of the disorder, the Army's treatment regimen for G6PD-deficient soldiers was merely the issuance of "alert tags" warning that the anti-malarial drug primaquine should not be administered and that similar hemolysis-triggering drugs should be administered with caution."
  • "Patients should not take primaquine until a screening test has excluded glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency."
  • "In addition, primaquine is active against the dormant parasite liver forms (hypnozoites) and prevents relapses."