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Artemisinin Antimalarials: Preserving the "Magic Bullet"

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The artemisinins are the most effective antimalarial drugs known. They possess a remarkably wide therapeutic index. These agents have been used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine for more than 2,000 years but were not subjected to scientific scrutiny until the 1970s. The first formal clinical trials of the artemisinins, and the development of methods for their industrial scale production, followed rapidly. A decade later, Chinese scientists shared their findings with the rest of the world...

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10.1002/ddr.20344

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Author
Journal:
Drug development research
Volume:
71
Issue:
1
Pages:
12-19
Publication date:
2010-02-05
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EISSN:
0272-4391
ISSN:
0272-4391
URN:
uuid:d934d514-04a8-46ab-acfd-331f2a115fbb
Source identifiers:
133644
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pubs:133644
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English
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