Definition of cinchonine in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsiNGkəˌnēn/ /ˈsɪŋkəˌnin/ /ˈSHiNGkənən/ /ˈʃɪŋkənən/


  • A compound with antipyretic properties, derived from cinchona bark and used as a substitute for quinine.

    An alkaloid; chemical formula: C₁₉H₂₂ON₂

    ‘We conclude that intravenous infusion of cinchonine might be started 12 hours before chemotherapy infusion.’
    • ‘The invention also concerns a method for preparing cinchonine dichlorhydrate from cinchonine and the use of pharmaceutical compositions containing cinchonine dichlorhydrate for treating multiple drug resistance.’