noun[mass noun] Medicine
An antibiotic related to tetracycline, used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
- The antibiotics normally used are oxytetracycline or tetracycline or erythromycin.
- The screen also identified four genes that make yeast sensitive to tetracycline and oxytetracycline, which are antibiotics used to treat Lyme disease, pneumonia, acne, bladder infections and ulcers.
- High antibody titres may indicate current or previous tubal infection, and both partners should be treated with an appropriate antibiotic (such as oxytetracycline, erythromycin, azithromycin, or ofloxacin).
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