a synthetic, broad-spectrum antibiotic, CHFNOHClHO, used in treating urinary tract infections, lung infections, etc.
in full ciprofloxacin hydrochloride
Origin of ciprofloxacinaltered from elements of the chemical name
A semisynthetic analog of fluoroquinolone that is administered orally and has a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity.
Origin of ciprofloxacinAlteration of cy(clo)- pro(pyl) -floxacin fluoroquinolone suff. ( fl(uoro)- ) (alteration of oxy- ) (probably cin(namic acid) )