macrolide antibiotic


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macrolide antibiotic

macrolide antibiotic

Infectious disease A broad-spectrum antibiotic–eg, erythromycin, produced by Streptomyces spp, that contains a lactone ring and inhibits protein synthesis in target bacteria. See Antibiotic resistance.
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The effect of changes in the consumption of macrolide antibiotics on erythromycin resistance in group A streptococci in Finland.
Clarithromycin is an advance macrolide antibiotic characterized by a macrocyclic lactone ring to which deoxy sugars are attached.
Influence of a macrolide antibiotic, roxithromycin, on mast cell growth and activation in vitro.
It is the first macrolide antibiotic available in a stable eye drop formulation, with a broad spectrum adapted to the vast majority of bacteria responsible for common eye infections.
Use of the macrolide antibiotic was associated with a significantly greater incidence of hearing decrement, although the overall rate was low and tended to reverse when the drug was stopped, Dr.
Of those patients, 176 had been prescribed a macrolide antibiotic (examples are azithromycin, clarithromycin and erythromycin).
The researchers then identified those who were hospitalized for low blood pressure and, in that group, whether or not a macrolide antibiotic had been prescribed shortly beforehand.
Patients were interviewed and their medical records were abstracted to collect race/ethnicity, clinical laboratory tests, renal imaging studies, renal biopsy results, history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, injection drug use, dialysis, and macrolide antibiotic and tetracycline use prior to the diagnosis of renal disease.
The use of a macrolide antibiotic in infancy was related to a 1.
The Sandoz generics unit of Novartis AG has also launched its version of the macrolide antibiotic in suspension form.
7) more likely to have been recently treated with gatifloxacin than with a macrolide antibiotic, said Laura Y.