ciprofloxacin

Definition / meaning of ciprofloxacin

A synthetic broad spectrum fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Ciprofloxacin binds to and inhibits bacterial DNA gyrase, an enzyme essential for DNA replication. This agent is more active against Gram-negative bacteria than Gram-positive bacteria.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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