Any of a class of synthetic antibiotics that inhibit protein synthesis, used against Gram-positive bacteria.
- It is the first drug of a new class of antibiotics, the oxazolidinones.
- A new class of drugs, oxazolidinones, is available in oral formulations that may have effectiveness comparable with vancomycin.
- The most recent new class of antibiotics that I can think of are the oxazolidinones, but resistance to the first one is already showing up.
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