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