Artemisinin

Artemisinin: An antimalarial agent extracted from the dry leaves of the Chinese herb Artemsisia annua (qinghaosu or sweet wormwood). This plant is grown each year starting from seed and only yields artemesinin under specific agricultural and climatological conditions. Wormwood is cultivated only in China, Vietnam and pilot projects in Tanzania and ...
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artemisinin

(from the article `malaria`) ...and in cases in which the parasites are resistant to other, newer drugs. Chief among these newer drugs are chloroquine, a combination of ...
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artemisinin

Type: Term Pronunciation: ar′te-mis′in-in Definitions: 1. A sesquiterpene antimalarial and antischistosomal drug derived from Artemisia annua; a. is a potent and rapidly acting blood schizontocide used in the treatment of malaria; active against chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum and chloroquine-sensitive P. falciparum and P. v...
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