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artemisinin (qinghaosu)
A group of drugs that possess the most rapid action of all current drugs against Plasmodium falciparum malaria. The starting compound artemisinin is isolated from the plant Artemisia annua, sweet wormwood, an herb employed in traditional Chinese medicine. Use of the drug by itself as a monotherap   (more info - artemisinin)

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Qigong (chi kung)
A Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control related to tai chi. Qigong comes from two Chinese words: Qi (chi) means energy and gong (kung) means a skill or a practice. It seeks to stimulate the flow of qi (the elemental life force of Chinese medicine) along the invisible chann   (more info - Qigong)

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quality of life
The overall enjoyment of life. Many clinical trials measure aspects of an individual's sense of well-being and ability to perform various tasks to assess the effects of illness and its treatment on the quality of life. Quality of life is a reference to the well-being of a patient, a concept often   (more info - quality of life)

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quercetin
The yellow pigment in fruits and vegetables. A powdered crystalline pigment (flavonoid) naturally found in foods and used as a supplement or food additive (C15H10O7) to reduce allergic responses or boost immunity. It is produced synthetically or found as a naturally occurring glycoside in the rin   (more info - quercetin)

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