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Hydroxychloroquine MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hydroxychloroquine
Tree Number(s)
D03.633.100.810.050.180.350
Unique ID
D006886
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006886
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Hydroxychlorochin
Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate
Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate (1:1) Salt
Oxychlorochin
Oxychloroquine
Plaquenil
Pharm Action
Antimalarials
Enzyme Inhibitors
Antirheumatic Agents
Registry Number
4QWG6N8QKH
Related Numbers
118-42-3
747-36-4
8Q2869CNVH
CAS Type 1 Name
ethanol, 2-((4-((7-chloro-4-quinolinyl)amino)pentyl)ethylamino)-
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/05/31
Hydroxychloroquine Preferred
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