Definition of mefloquine in English:

mefloquine

Pronunciation: /ˈmefləˌkwēn//-ˌkwīn/

noun

Medicine
  • An antimalarial drug consisting of a fluorinated derivative of quinoline.

    • ‘There has been a lot of media attention on the side-effects of the drug mefloquine (Lariam).’
    • ‘The review found no significant difference in the rate of withdrawals from mefloquine compared with other drug treatments.’
    • ‘Quinine formed the basis for synthesising the commonly used antimalarial drugs, chloroquine and mefloquine.’
    • ‘So we combine it with established treatments such as chloroquine, mefloquine and the like.’
    • ‘The drug is also known generically as mefloquine.’

Origin

1970s: from me(thyl) + fl(uor)o + quin(olin)e.

Pronunciation:

mefloquine

/ˈmefləˌkwēn//-ˌkwīn/