quinacrine

A fluorescent dye that intercalates into DNA helices. Chromosomes stained with quinacrine show typical banding patterns of fluorescence at specific locations, Q bands, that can be used to recognize chromosomes and their abnormalities.

quinacrine

[n] - a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria
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Quinacrine

Quinacrine: An antimalarial drug and, in cytogenetics, a fluorescent dye used to stain chromosomes. The Y chromosome stains brilliantly with quinacrine.
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quinacrine

<chemical> A fluorescent dye that intercalates into DNA helices. Chromosomes stained with quinacrine show typical banding patterns of fluorescence at specific locations, Q bands, that can be used to recognise chromosomes and their abnormalities. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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quinacrine

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

(kwin┬┤ә-krin) an anthelmintic and antiprotozoalagent used especially for treatment of malaria, giardiasis, and tapeworm infestations. It is a yellow fluorescent dye also used in chromosome banding.
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quinacrine

(from the article `medicine, history of`) ...was not completely satisfactory. Intensive research between World Wars I and II indicated that several synthetic compounds were more effective. ... ...for the treatment of canine hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum). Phenothiazine, introduced in the 1930s, is still used against the wireworm (Haemon...
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Quinacrine

A drug used to treat malaria. In cytogenetics, the branch of medicine that deals with the cellular factors of heredity, it is used as a dye to stain chromosomes.
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