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Related to lomefloxacin: Lomefloxacin hydrochloride, Mezlocillin, Maxaquin, Trovafloxacin, Sparfloxacin
1. destructive of life.
2. a chemical substance produced by a microorganism that has the capacity, in dilute solutions, to kill other microorganisms or inhibit their growth. Antibiotics that are sufficiently nontoxic to the host are used as chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of infectious diseases. See also antimicrobial agent.
antineoplastic a's (antitumor a's) a class of antineoplastic agents that apparently affect the function or the synthesis, or both, of nucleic acids and thus are cell cycle nonspecific. See also antineoplastic therapy.
broad-spectrum antibiotic one that is effective against a wide range of bacteria, both gram-positive and gram-negative.
lomefloxacin/lo·me·flox·a·cin/ (lo″mĕ-flok´sah-sin) a broad-spectrum antibiotic effective against a wide range of aerobic gram-negative and gram-positive organisms; used as the hydrochloride salt.
a broad-spectrum antibiotic effective against a wide range of aerobic gram-negative and gram-positive organisms, used as the hydrochloride salt.