atabrine :

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  • n  a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria

  • But, so far, the United Nations have only enough atabrine available for several million cases of malaria.
  • Neither quinine nor atabrine will suppress all infections.
  • Two important results of wartime research were announced last week: SN 7618 is an antimalaria drug described by OSRD as "five or six times better" than atabrine.

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