Definition of Minocycline

1. Noun. Tetracycline antibiotic (trade name Minocin) used to treat a variety of bacterial and rickettsial infections.

Exact synonyms: Minocin
Generic synonyms: Achromycin, Tetracycline
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Minocycline

1. Noun. A tetracycline antibiotic used to treat bacterial and other infections ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Minocycline

1. (4s-(4 alpha,4a alpha,5a alpha,12a alpha))-4,7-bis(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,10,12,12a-tetrahydroxy-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacene carboxamide. A semisynthetic antibiotic effective against tetracycline-resistant staphylococcus infections. Pharmacological action: antibiotics, tetracycline. Chemical name: 2-Naphthacenecarboxamide, 4,7-bis(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,10,12,12a-tetrahydroxy-1,11-dioxo-, (4S-(4alpha,4aalpha,5aalpha,12aalpha))- (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Minocycline

minnie bush
minniebush
minnies
minnit
minnock
minnocked
minnocks
minnow
minnower
minnowers
minnows
minny
mino
mino bird
mino birds
minocycline (current term)
minor(ip)
minor-league
minor-league club
minor-league team
minor agglutinin
minor amputation
minor axis
minor calices
minor chord
minor connector
minor diameter
minor diatonic scale
minor duodenal papilla

Literary usage of Minocycline

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The patient responded rapidly and completely to combination therapy consisting primarily of ciprofloxacin, minocycline, and surgical drainage. ..."

2. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Guttler RB, Counts GW, Avent CK, et aL Effect of rifampin and minocycline on meningococcal carrier rales. I Infect Dis 1971; 124:199- 204. 14. ..."

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