Definition of Doxycycline

1. Noun. An antibiotic derived from tetracycline that is effective against many infections. "Vibramycin is the trade name of doxycycline"

Exact synonyms: Vibramycin
Generic synonyms: Antibiotic, Antibiotic Drug



Definition of Doxycycline

1. Noun. (pharmaceutical drug) A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C22H24N2O8, derived from tetracycline. ¹

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Definition of Doxycycline

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Medical Definition of Doxycycline

1. (4s-(4 alpha,4a alpha,5 alpha,5a alpha,6 alpha,12a alpha)-4-(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,5,10,12,12a-pentahydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide. A synthetic tetracycline derivative with a range of antimicrobial activity and mode of action similar to that of tetracycline, but more effective against many species. Animal studies suggest that it may cause less tooth staining than other tetracyclines. Pharmacological action: antibiotics, tetracycline. Chemical name: 2-Naphthacenecarboxamide, 4-(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,5,10,12,12a-pentahydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-dioxo-, (4S-(4alpha,4aalpha,5alpha,5aalpha,6alpha,12aalpha))- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Doxycycline

doxies
doxing
doxological
doxologies
doxologize
doxologized
doxologizes
doxologizing
doxology
doxophobia
doxophylline
doxorubicin
doxorubicins
doxycyclin
doxycycline (current term)
doxycyclines
doxylamine
doxylamine succinate
doy
doyen
doyenne
doyennes
doyens
doyleite
doyley
doyleys
doylies
doyly
doys

Literary usage of Doxycycline

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... treatment guidelines with different doses of ceftizoxime, a third-generation cephalosporin with an intermediate half-life, plus doxycycline in patients ..."

2. U. S. Postal Service: Better Guidance Is Needed to Ensure an Appropriate by Mark L. Goldstein (2004)
"Initially, CDC had recommended ciprofloxacin for a variety of reasons,54 but later it recommended doxycycline. Postal employees believed that they were ..."

3. Health Information for International Travel edited by Rosamond R. Dewart (1999)
"doxycycline may cause photosensitivity, usually manifested as an exaggerated ... In addition, doxycycline use is associated with an increased frequency of ..."

4. Health Information for International Travel (1994) by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"doxycycline alone taken daily is an alternative regimen for travelers who ... doxycycline is as effective as mefloquine for travel to most malarious areas. ..."

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