Overview

quinine


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

n. a drug used in the treament of malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum. It is administered by mouth or injection; large doses can cause severe poisoning, symptoms of which include headache, fever, vomiting, confusion and damage to sight and hearing (see cinchonism). Small doses of quinine are used to treat nocturnal leg cramps.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.