Ciprofloxacin meaning

sĭprō-flŏksə-sĭn
A semisynthetic analog of fluoroquinolone that is administered orally and has a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity.
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A synthetic, broad-spectrum antibiotic, C17H18FN3O3HClH2O, used in treating urinary tract infections, lung infections, etc.
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A semisynthetic analog of fluoroquinolone, C17 H18 FN3 O3 , that is administered orally and has a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity.
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A synthetic antibiotic with a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity, used mostly to treat skin, urinary tract, and respiratory tract infections.
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A synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic, derived from fluoroquinolone.
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Origin of ciprofloxacin

  • Alteration of cy(clo)– pro(pyl) -floxacin fluoroquinolone suff. (fl(uoro)–) (alteration of oxy–) (probably shortening of cinnamic acid)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition