quinolone

noun

quin·​o·​lone ˈkwi-nə-ˌlōn How to pronounce quinolone (audio)
: any of a class of synthetic antibacterial drugs that are derivatives of hydroxylated quinolines and inhibit the replication of bacterial DNA

Examples of quinolone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zinc can interact with the following medications: blood pressure drugs called ACE inhibitors, quinolone and tetracycline antibiotics, and thiazide diuretics. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 6 Mar. 2024 Consumers might be most familiar with Cipro, a brand name variation of quinolone antibiotics. Diana Dasrath, NBC News, 15 Mar. 2023 Ciprofloxacin is a type of antibiotic called a quinolone, and these drugs were used a lot when they were first released. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 7 Apr. 2022 Some of the bacteria had genes that confer resistance to quinolone and macrolide antibiotics and certain beta-lactams. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 17 Apr. 2018 Other antibiotics found to raise the risk of miscarriage include most macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole. Paul Sisson, sandiegouniontribune.com, 2 May 2017

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Word History

Etymology

quinoline + -one

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quinolone was in 1936

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“Quinolone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quinolone. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

quinolone

noun
quin·​o·​lone ˈkwin-ə-ˌlōn How to pronounce quinolone (audio)
: any of a class of synthetic antibacterial drugs that are derivatives of hydroxylated quinolines and inhibit the replication of bacterial DNA
especially : fluoroquinolone

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