flu·​o·​ro·​quin·​o·​lone | \ ˌflu̇r-ō-ˈkwi-nə-ˌlōn How to pronounce fluoroquinolone (audio) \

Definition of fluoroquinolone

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

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Recent Examples on the Web However, four years after his death, researchers reported that fluoroquinolones can cause aortic aneurysms and dissections. Joe Graedon, M.s., And Teresa Graedon, Houston Chronicle, "Natural approaches may ease white fingers of Raynaud’s," 17 June 2018 These include the classes of drugs called fluoroquinolone and the beta-lactamases. NBC News, "New York City mice are loaded with bacteria, superbug germs," 17 Apr. 2018 At least one of them turned up with resistance to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, which contains ciprofloxacin among other common antibiotics. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Mysterious explosion of a deadly plague may come down to a sugar in ice cream," 10 Jan. 2018 But scientists had identified fluoroquinolone resistance in C. diff back in mid-'80s. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Mysterious explosion of a deadly plague may come down to a sugar in ice cream," 10 Jan. 2018 Yegna Manojavam makes antibiotic fluoroquinolone drugs (Ciprofloxacin, Norfloxacin, Enrofloxacin, Tramadol). Joseph N. Distefano, Philly.com, "PMC Group buys India drugmaker, plans to be a 'major market player' in generics," 1 Nov. 2017 Generally, outpatient treatment with a fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin is appropriate, though as pseudomonas’ resistance grows stronger, some patients may require hospitalization for a course of intravenous antibiotics. Rick Pescatore, Philly.com, "Medical mystery: A teen's ear piercing goes awry," 20 Oct. 2017 Gonorrhea has developed resistance to nearly every class of antibiotics used to treat it such as penicillin, tetracycline and fluoroquinolones, the CDC said. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "This STD is becoming 'smarter' and harder to treat," 7 July 2017 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. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "MRSA and pets," 24 June 2009

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1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Fluoroquinolone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluoroquinolone. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of fluoroquinolone

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

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