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 Dictionary entry overview: What does antimalarial drug mean? 

  The noun ANTIMALARIAL DRUG has 1 sense:

1. a medicinal drug used to prevent or treat malaria

  Familiarity information: ANTIMALARIAL DRUG used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1antimalarial drug [BACK TO TOP]


A medicinal drug used to prevent or treat malaria

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


antimalarial; antimalarial drug

Hypernyms ("antimalarial drug" is a kind of...):

antiprotozoal; antiprotozoal drug (a medicinal drug used to fight diseases (like malaria) that are caused by protozoa)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "antimalarial drug"):

chloroquine (an antimalarial drug used to treat malaria and amebic dysentery and systemic lupus erythematosus)

Larium; mefloquine; mefloquine hydrochloride; Mephaquine (an antimalarial drug (trade name Larium and Mephaquine) that is effective in cases that do not respond to chloroquine; said to produce harmful neuropsychiatric effects on some people)

primaquine (synthetic antimalarial drug)

Atabrine; mepacrine; quinacrine; quinacrine hydrochloride (a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria)

quinine (a bitter alkaloid extracted from chinchona bark; used in malaria therapy)

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