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A chemotherapeutic agent that acts against erythrocytic forms of malarial parasites. Hydroxychloroquine appears to concentrate in food vacuoles of affected protozoa. It inhibits plasmodial heme polymerase. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 9th ed, p970)

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Tree Number(s): D03.633.100.810.050.180.350

MeSH Unique ID: D006886

Registry Number: 4QWG6N8QKH

Entry Terms:

  • Oxychlorochin
  • Oxychloroquine
  • Hydroxychlorochin
  • Plaquenil
  • Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate
  • Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate (1:1) Salt

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