Definition of Fluoroquinolone

1. Noun. Any of a class of antibiotics derived from nalidixic acid. ¹



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Medical Definition of Fluoroquinolone

1. A new class of antibiotics with a broad spectrum of activity. They are well-absorbed orally, with good tissue penetration and relatively long duration of effect. These agents bind to DNA and impair its replication. They are synthetic antimicrobial agents with the characteristic 4-quinolone ring structure and containing a fluorine moiety at the 6-position. Some members also have a 1-piperazinyl group at the 7-position. Fluoroquinolone agents have greater intrinsic antibacterial activity and a broader antibacterial spectrum than the quinolone agents. Examples include: ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, cinoxacin, lomefloxacin, enoxacin and ofloxacin. (20 Jun 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fluoroquinolone

fluorophenyl
fluorophenylalanine
fluorophilic
fluorophobic
fluorophore
fluorophores
fluorophotometer
fluorophotometry
fluoropolymer
fluoropolymers
fluoroprobe
fluoroprobes
fluoropyridine
fluoropyrimidine
fluoropyrimidines
fluoroquinolone (current term)
fluoroquinolones
fluororoentgenography
fluoros
fluoroscope
fluoroscoped
fluoroscopes
fluoroscopic
fluoroscopies
fluoroscoping
fluoroscopist
fluoroscopists
fluoroscopy
fluoroses
fluorosis

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