doxycycline

noun

doxy·​cy·​cline ˌdäk-sə-ˈsī-ˌklēn How to pronounce doxycycline (audio)
: a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic C22H24N2O8 used orally to treat various bacterial infections

Examples of doxycycline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For most patients who are accurately diagnosed with acute Lyme, a course of antibiotics (often doxycycline) wipes out the infection. TIME, 16 May 2024 Two antibiotics are used to treat syphilis, the injectable penicillin and an oral drug called doxycycline. Catherine Sweeney, NPR, 26 Feb. 2024 The scientists genetically engineered male mice to carry Xist on one of their chromosomes and to produce the RNA molecule any time the animals were injected with doxycycline, an antibiotic. Jonathan Wosen Reprints, STAT, 1 Feb. 2024 Difficult diagnosis In the California man's case, published Wednesday in Emerging Infectious Diseases, a four-week course of doxycycline seemed to work without any severe treatment reaction. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 13 Apr. 2023 The standard treatment for patients with this condition is the antibiotic doxycycline. Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 11 Dec. 2023 The disease can progress quickly in infected patients and can become deadly if not treated early with the antibiotic doxycycline. Simrin Singh, CBS News, 8 Dec. 2023 Most early Lyme disease cases are curable with a two- to four-week regimen of oral antibiotics such as doxycycline and amoxicillin. Jocelyn Solis-Moreira, Popular Science, 27 Mar. 2023 Patients who are not pregnant can use the antibiotic doxycycline to treat syphilis, but health officials are concerned that the 14- to 28-day timeline of treatment is difficult to complete, leaving infected people uncured. Bymike Stobbe, Fortune Well, 8 Nov. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

deoxy- + tetracycline

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of doxycycline was in 1966

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“Doxycycline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doxycycline. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

doxycycline

noun
doxy·​cy·​cline ˌdäk-sə-ˈsī-ˌklēn How to pronounce doxycycline (audio)
: a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic C22H24N2O8 used orally to treat various bacterial infections
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