fluoroquinolone

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noun flu·o·ro·quin·o·lone \ˌflu̇r-ō-ˈkwi-nə-ˌlōn\

Definition of fluoroquinolone

  1. :  any of a group of fluorinated derivatives of quinolone that are used as antibacterial drugs

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  • But, the authors caution, that may mean that pets serve as a breeding ground for multi-drug resistant MRSA, with their fluoroquinolone treatment adding another resistance factor into the bug’s already potent arsenal.

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1984

First Known Use of fluoroquinolone

1984


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fluoroquinolone

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noun flu·o·ro·quin·o·lone \-ˈkwin-ə-ˌlōn\

Medical Definition of fluoroquinolone

  1. :  any of a group of fluorinated derivatives (such as ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin) of quinolone that are used as antibacterial drugs


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