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tet·ra·cy·cline

 (tĕt′rə-sī′klēn′, -klĭn)
n.
1. A yellow crystalline compound, C22H24N2O8, synthesized or derived from certain microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used as a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
2. An antibiotic, such as chlortetracycline and oxytetracycline, having the same basic structure.

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tetracycline

(ˌtɛtrəˈsaɪklaɪn; -klɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) an antibiotic synthesized from chlortetracycline or derived from the bacterium Streptomyces viridifaciens: used in treating rickettsial infections and various bacterial infections. Formula: C22H24N2O8
[C20: from tetra- + cycl(ic) + -ine2]
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tet•ra•cy•cline

(ˌtɛ trəˈsaɪ klin, -klɪn)

n.
an antibiotic, C22H24H2O8, derived from a streptomyces, used in medicine to treat a broad variety of infections.
[1952; tetracycl(ic) having four fused hydrocarbon rings]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tetracycline - an antibiotic (trade name Achromycin) derived from microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used broadly to treat infectionstetracycline - an antibiotic (trade name Achromycin) derived from microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used broadly to treat infections
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
Declomycin, demeclocycline hydrochloride - tetracycline antibacterial (trade name Declomycin) effective in the treatment of some bacterial and rickettsial and other infections
Minocin, minocycline - tetracycline antibiotic (trade name Minocin) used to treat a variety of bacterial and rickettsial infections
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Translations

tet·ra·cy·cline

n. tetraciclina, antibiótico de espectro amplio usado para combatir microorganismos gram-positivos y gram-negativos, ricketsia y cierta variedad de virus.
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tetracycline

n tetraciclina
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References in periodicals archive ?
In addition to penicillin, the Treponema pallidum (bacterial cause of infectious syphilis) is also treated with other antibiotics such as cephalosporins (for example, cephaloridin), tetracyclins, macrolids (erythromycin and spiramycin), and chloramphenicol [2].
The organisms showed resistance to Gentamicin, Tetracyclins, Chloramphenicol and Cephalosporins and sensitivity to Amoxicillin + Clavunate, Ciprofloxacin, Imipenam, Enrofloxacin and Pefloxacin.
This loosely defined group of molecular species can include sugars, lignin, peptides and proteins, antibiotics (i.e., lactams and tetracyclins), carbohydrates (and cyclitols), lipids, nucleic acids and component units, terpenoids including retinoids and steroids, tetrapyrroles and related compounds.