from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a drug once used to treat malaria (C23H30ClN3O); chemically it is a derivative of the tricyclic structure acridine: 6-chloro-9-[[4-(diethylamino-1-methylbutyl)]amino]-2-methoxyacridine. It also has some anthelmintic activity against cestodes. Atabrine is a trademark.

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  • noun a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria


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