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quin·o·lone

 (kwĭn′ə-lōn′)
n.
Any of a class of synthetic broad-spectrum antibacterial drugs derived from quinoline compounds.

quinolone

(ˈkwɪnəˌləʊn)
n
1. (Pharmacology) any of a group of synthetic antibiotics, including ciprofloxacin, that inactivate an enzyme required for the replication of certain microorganisms
2. (Pathology) any of a group of synthetic antibiotics, including ciprofloxacin, that inactivate an enzyme required for the replication of certain microorganisms
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Coli despite no local availability of broad-spectrum antibiotics known as quinolones.
It's reassuring that quinolones can be given to pediatric patients if necessary inasmuch as the drugs don't appear to cause long-term skeletal side effects, and the infrequent arthralgias and myalgias they produce seem to, be transient and benign.
Other quinolones may offer advantages over ciprofloxacin.
In addition to supporting platform technologies, the TB Alliance is developing nitroimidazopyrans, quinolones, macrolides and other classes of antibiotics.
For that reason, their use in serious infections has been in large part supplanted by quinolones (such as ciprofloxacin) in adults and third-generation cephalosporins in children.
But over the last decade the rates of Campylobacter resistance to quinolones have gone from one or two percent to 21 percent.
Exemplary compositions in this class include: pentoxifylline; isobutylmethyl xanthine; ciprofloxacin; rolipram; terferol; and the quinolones generally.
Specifically, the study identified through computational analysis a set of molecular features unique to delafloxacin that deliver enhanced potency as compared to other quinolones.
Because it has been shown in the studies that both beta- lactams and quinolones were easily and commonly prescribed in the first-level health care facilities in our country.