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acne

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Inflammation of sebaceous glands which may be exacerbated by infection with the commensal bacterium Propionibacterium acnes. Acne vulgaris is the common type. See chloracne; rosacea.

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antibiotic

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(anti-by-ot-ik)

a substance, produced by or derived from a microorganism, that destroys or inhibits the growth of other microorganisms. Antibiotics are used to treat infections...

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azithromycin

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

A macrolide antibiotic belonging to the azalide group. It may be prescribed as a prophylactic antibiotic prior to invasive dental procedures in children who require antibiotic prophylaxis,...

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cladinose

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

2,6‐dideoxy‐3‐C‐methyl‐3‐O‐methyl‐l‐ribo‐hexose; 3‐O‐methyl mycarose; a component of erythromycins A and B.

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desosamine

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3,4,6‐trideoxy‐3‐(dimethylamino)‐d‐xylo‐hexose; an aminodeoxy sugar component of several macrolide antibiotics, including erythromycins A, B, and C.

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erythromycin resistance factor

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

Any of several proteins that confer resistance to the antibiotic erythromycin. There are three mechanisms of resistance: (1) erythromycin esterase (EC 3.1.1.), which is itself of two types...

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macrolide antibiotics

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.

Broad-spectrum bacteriostatic antibiotics that inhibit bacterial protein synthesis by blocking the 50S ribosomal subunit. They are active against most aerobic and anaerobic Gram-positive...

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Tylosin

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

A macrolide class antibiotic, similar to erythromycin, used in animal feeds and in studies on the structure of ribosomes.

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