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quinidine

Pronunciation: kwin'i-den, -din

Definition: One of the alkaloids of cinchona, a stereoisomer of quinine (the C-9 epimer); used as an antimalarial; also used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation and flutter, and paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia.

Synonym(s): conquinine

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