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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



hydroxychloroquine  listen  (hy-DROK-see-KLOR-oh-kwin)

  A substance that decreases immune responses in the body. It is used to treat some autoimmune diseases, and is being studied as a treatment for graft-versus-host disease. Hydroxychloroquine belongs to the family of drugs called antiprotozoals.