/ kwaɪnaɪn /
Množina reči quinine je quinines.
Prevedi quinine na: francuski · nemački
ETYM French (cf. Spanish quinina), from Spanish quina, or quinaquina, Peruvian bark, from Peruv. kina, quina, bark. Related to Kinic.
A bitter alkaloid extracted from chinchona bark; used in malaria therapy.
Antimalarial drug extracted from the bark of the cinchona tree. Peruvian Indians taught French missionaries how to use the bark in 1630, but quinine was not isolated until 1820. It is a bitter alkaloid C20H24N2O2.
Other drugs against malaria have since been developed with fewer side effects, but quinine derivatives are still valuable in the treatment of unusually resistant strains.
Lek protiv malarije, jedne vrste groznice (dobija se od kore kininskog drveta). (
Osoben alkaloid, so koja se pravi od kore kininskog drveta, poznato odlično sredstvo protiv groznice.