Definition of fluoroquinolone in English:


Line breaks: fluoro|quino|lone
Pronunciation: /ˌflʊərəʊˈkwɪnələʊn
, ˌflɔː-/


[mass noun]
  • An antibiotic used especially in the treatment of systemic infections.
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    • Examples include sulfacetamide sodium, erythromycin, fluoroquinolone, bacitracin or gentamicin drops or ointment.
    • Genital gonorrhea infections in men and nonpregnant women may be treated with a third-generation cephalosporin (intramuscular ceftriaxone [Rocephin]) or fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
    • Since then, two major changes have occurred in our treatment model: aggressive use of resectional lung surgery and the introduction of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.

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