Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A semisynthetic analogue of fluoroquinolone that is administered orally and has a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity.

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  • n. A synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic, derived from fluoroquinolone.

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  • n. an oral antibiotic (trade name Cipro) used against serious bacterial infections of the skin or respiratory tract or urinary tract or bones or joints

Etymologies

Alteration of cy(clo)- + pro(pyl) + fl(uoro)- + alteration of oxy- + -cin (probably shortening of cinnamic acid).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Kohane and colleagues tested their prototype lens with an antibiotic called ciprofloxacin, which is commonly used to treat eye infections.

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  • I should say that Ari Fleischer started off the briefing by announcing that the United States has worked out an arrangement with the Bayer company, the makers of ciprofloxacin, which is the antibiotic being given to most of the people who either were exposed to anthrax or who might have been exposed to anthrax.

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  • Researchers were recently stunned to discover that 100 pounds of a powerful antibiotic called ciprofloxacin was being dumped into a local stream But that's not all: The same waterway contained an astonishing 21 pharmaceutical chemicals reports the

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  • Researchers were recently stunned to discover that 100 pounds of a powerful antibiotic called ciprofloxacin was being dumped into a local stream antibiotics that could treat an entire city of 90,000 people every day.

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  • Ms. Bland says patients admitted to the hospital or the ER are often prescribed a powerful, broad-spectrum antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin to cover any possible infection.

    Curbing Antibiotic Use

  • That includes antibiotics in the tetracycline family for example, demeclocycline, oxytetracycline or tetracycline, and drugs such as ciprofloxacin and norfloxacin, but not ofloxacin.

    The Seattle Times

  • A previous study has demonstrated that fluoroquinolones such as ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, and gatifloxacin exhibit bactericidal activity against stationary phase and persistent.

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  • The first problem with that is some Chinese honey is "tainted with banned antibiotics" such as ciprofloxacin and chloramphenicol.

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  • Antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin is normally used by doctors to prevent the disease.

    rediff.com

  • B. Quinolones, such as ciprofloxacin, act by inhibiting the DNA gyrase of bacteria

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