Definitions

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  • n. An antimalarial derived from artemisinin, and used to treat multiply drug-resistant strains of falciparum malaria.

Etymologies

Blend of artemisinin and ether (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Compound artemether is a medicine invented in the late 1970s, which has proven effective in treating malaria worldwide.

    List of China’s Greatest Inventions Modernized | Impact Lab

  • They tested the new medicine, called co-artemether, which is a combination of two Chinese drugs (artemether-lumefantrine), on 75 malaria patients in Mozambique and achieved a 100 percent success rate.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • After some 100,000 netizens took part in the discussion and 51,442 valid votes were cast, the selections were: hybrid rice, laser typesetting for Chinese characters, synthesis of bovine insulin and the discovery of artemether, an anti-malarial drug made from the Chinese herb qinghao.

    List of China’s Greatest Inventions Modernized | Impact Lab

  • Novartis 'application for the artemether/lumefantrine combination has itself been given a priority review because neither drug has been approved by the FDA.

    Merrill Goozner: FDA and Vouchers for Neglected Diseases: A Bad Idea Gone Bad

  • The medicine, known as co-artemether or Coartem (the brand name), is the only drug that combines artemisinin and non-artemisinin compounds.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Toovey stressed that co-artemether was not a preventative drug, but a treatment for when malaria had been contracted.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Toovey cautioned that the development of co-artemether should not steer people away from using preventative medicine when travelling to high risk areas.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The one part of the Coartem, which is the artemether part, is derived from a plant in China that's been used for over 1,700 years, traditionally for the treatment of fever, and then for the treatment of malaria as well.

    CNN Transcript Feb 16, 2002

  • TDR has conducted randomised multicentre trials with intramuscular artemether and is currently developing arteether for severe/complicated disease.

    Chapter 2

  • Although some new drugs have appeared in the last 20 years (e.g., mefloquine, halofantrine, artemisinin derivatives, malarone, atovaquone + proguanil, co-artemether), new (especially inexpensive and affordable) drugs and more practical formulations of existing drugs/compounds are badly needed.

    Chapter 2

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