Adjective "quinacrine" definition and examples

(Quinacrine may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkwɪnəkriːn//ˈkwɪnəkrɪn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A synthetic compound derived from acridine, used as an anthelmintic and antimalarial drug.
  1. 'The drugs are quinacrine, used to treat malaria and the tropical parasite infection giardiasis, and chlorpromazine, which is given to patients with schizophrenia and other psychotic conditions.'
  2. 'The Medical Research Council, which will oversee the trials, said national guidelines for studies of the antimalarial drug quinacrine will probably be agreed next month.'

More definitions

1. an alkaloid, C 2 3 H 3 0 ClN 3 O, similar in its properties to pamaquine, used in the treatment of malaria.

More examples(as adjective)

"hydrochlorides can be quinacrine."

Origin

1930s: blend of quinine and acridine.