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 shortening of cinnamic acid).