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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.
β-lactam antibiotic any of a group of antibiotics, including the cephalosporins and the penicillins, whose chemical structure contains a β-lactam ring.
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lomefloxacinMaxaquin® Infectious disease A broad-spectrum quinolone for treating uncomplicated and complicated UTIs, prophylaxis of bacterial infection in posttransurethral surgery and transrectal prostate biopsy, for acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis gram-negative bacilli, staphylococci. See Fluoroquinolone.
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