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quinine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Drugs, medicines
quininequin‧ine /ˈkwɪniːn $ ˈkwaɪnaɪn/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 MDa drug used for treating fevers, especially malaria
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quinineHowards began by manufacturing fine chemicals, especially the antimalarial drug quinine and its derivatives, for the pharmaceutical industry.The treatment so far had been innocuous: quinine pills and injections of alum water.I had had my shots of gamma globulin, rabies vaccine and tetanus, and sometimes remembered to take my quinine.Instead of quinine his experiment resulted in a reddish powder.Otherwise, slightly affected fish should be isolated and put into a solution of white spot cure based upon quinine salts.I believe its main ingredient was quinine and doubt if it can be obtained today.Their activity created some initial enthusiasm, but was found to be poor compared with quinine.
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