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His discovery is all the more stunning for having been made in 1928—before tetracycline, acetaminophen, the mumps vaccine.
Other antibiotics found to raise the risk of miscarriage include most macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole.
Livestock began to use more antibiotics than was available to humans, and illnesses that once responded readily to antibiotics like tetracycline and penicillin became harder to cure.
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Most chemical names are made up of two or more Greek and Latin roots strung together. Thus, tetracycline, with its cycl- root from the Greek word for "circle", means "four-ringed"—that is, "consisting of four fused hydrocarbon rings". Antibiotics work against bacteria and other tiny organisms (but not viruses); tetracycline, which comes from a kind of soil bacteria, is one of the most used of the antibiotics. "Broad-spectrum" antibiotics work well on numerous organisms; thus, tetracycline has proved effective against acne, chlamydia, cholera, rickets, and various lung and eye infections, among many other conditions.
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