hydroxychloroquine

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hydroxychloroquine

[hī¦dräk·sē′klȯr·ə‚kwīn]
(pharmacology)
C18H26ClN3O A drug used as the sulfate salt for the treatment of malaria, lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
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