doxycycline

noun
doxy·​cy·​cline | \ ˌdäk-sə-ˈsī-ˌklēn How to pronounce doxycycline (audio) \

Definition of doxycycline

: a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic C22H24N2O8 used orally to treat various bacterial infections

Examples of doxycycline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My doctor prescribed yet another antibiotic: doxycycline. Natalie Ma, STAT, 31 Oct. 2021 Antibiotics are used to treat donovanosis, including azithromycin, doxycycline, ciprofloxacin, erythromycin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 26 Oct. 2021 When administered early enough, treatment with antibiotics, such as doxycycline or penicillin, can prevent more severe disease, and hasten recovery. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 Leptospirosis is treated with antibiotics, such as doxycycline or penicillin, which should be given early on in the course of the disease. Julia Musto, Fox News, 20 Oct. 2021 Likewise, doxycycline is an antibiotic used for a wide variety of human bacterial infections such as pneumonia and Lyme disease. Jeffrey R. Aeschlimann, The Conversation, 14 Oct. 2021 She was tested for Lyme disease and, because Lyme is common in southern Wisconsin, was started on doxycycline even before the results came back. New York Times, 30 Sep. 2021 He was then prescribed the appropriate treatment, which in this case was a 10-day course of the antibiotic doxycycline. Fox News, 6 Aug. 2021 In those cases, if the tick was attached for at least 36 hours, doctors will often prescribe a single dose of the antibiotic doxycycline as a preventive measure. Washington Post, 24 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of doxycycline

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doxycycline

deoxy- + tetracycline

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doxycycline

noun
doxy·​cy·​cline | \ ˌdäk-sə-ˈsī-ˌklēn How to pronounce doxycycline (audio) \

Medical Definition of doxycycline

: a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic C22H24N2O8 used orally to treat various bacterial infections

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