Definitions for tetracyclineˌtɛ trəˈsaɪ klin, -klɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tet•ra•cy•clineˌtɛ trəˈsaɪ klin, -klɪn(n.)

  1. an antibiotic, C22H24H2O8, derived from a streptomyces, used in medicine to treat a broad variety of infections.

    Category: Pharmacology

Origin of tetracycline:

1952; tetracycl(ic) having four fused hydrocarbon rings

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tetracycline, Achromycin(noun)

    an antibiotic (trade name Achromycin) derived from microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used broadly to treat infections

Wiktionary

  1. tetracycline(Noun)

    An antibiotic produced by the Streptomyces bacterium.

  2. tetracycline(Noun)

    Any antibiotic with the same general structure derived from tetracene with many hydroxyl and other groups.

Freebase

  1. Tetracycline

    Tetracycline is a broad-spectrum polyketide antibiotic produced by the Streptomyces genus of Actinobacteria, indicated for use against many bacterial infections. It is a protein synthesis inhibitor. It is commonly used to treat acne today, and, more recently, rosacea, and is historically important in reducing the number of deaths from cholera. Tetracycline is marketed under the brand names Sumycin, Tetracyn, and Panmycin, among others. Actisite is a thread-like fiber formulation used in dental applications. It is also used to produce several semisynthetic derivatives, which together are known as the tetracycline antibiotics. The term "tetracycline" is also used to denote the four-ring system of this compound; "tetracyclines" are related substances that contain the same four-ring system.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Tetracycline

    A naphthacene antibiotic that inhibits AMINO ACYL TRNA binding during protein synthesis.

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