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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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Xerava (eravacycline for injection) is a tetracycline class antibacterial indicated for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections in patients 18 years of age and older.
Different primer pairs were used for the amplification of various antibiotic resistance genes in isolates resistant to tetracycline [tetA, tetB, tetC, tetD, tetE, tetG, tetL, tetM and tetS] 11, chloramphenicol [catl, cat2, cat3, cm1A, cmlB andfloR] 11, sulphanamides [sull, sul2 and sul3] (11), quinolones [qnrA, qnrB and qnrS] (12), ampicillin [blaTEM] and cefotaxime [blaCTXM] (11).
Tetracycline endodontic medicaments have therapeutically important non-antibacterial properties that provide additional benefits for their use in endodontics.
The aim of this work was to comprehensively characterize erythromycin and tetracycline resistance profiles of L.
Ten microliters of tetracycline 10 [micro]g/mL or chloramphenicol 20 [micro]g/mL were spotted in a sterile filter paper disc, placed on the center of the plate.
coli that are resistant, 86% (62/72) were resistant to tetracycline, 22%, 21%, and 8% were resistant to ciprofloxacin, nalidixic acid, and chloramphenicol, respectively.
Keywords: tetracycline, factorial design, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, dual ionization source.
The assay was performed with standard disks of ampicillin (10|ig): ciprofloxacin (5 [micro]g): chloramphenicol (30 [micro]g): erythromycin (15 [micro]g): gentamicin (10 [micro]g): streptomycin (10 [micro]g): norfloxacin (10 [micro]g): penicillin G (10U); tetracycline (30 [micro]g): vancomycin (30 [micro]g) (Laborclin; Pinhais, Brazil) and trimethoprim (5 [micro]g) (Sensifar; Sao Paulo, Brazil) on MRS (Micromed, Duque de Caxias, RJ) agar plates, incubated at 37[degrees]C for 24h.
Resistance to erythromycin, clindamycin, and tetracycline is common in bacteria with the emm28 gene.
Among the 40 isolates of Staphylococcus spp., 100% were sensitive to Ampicillin and Amoxicillin, 95% to Tetracycline and 92.5% to Chloramphenicol and were resistant to Streptomycin, Penicillin-G, Erythromycin and Amikacin.
This review is centered in tetracycline antibiotics considering that they are among the most frequently used and in more quantities (dosage-wise) in livestock and poultry worldwide [9].