moxifloxacin hydrochloride

Definition / meaning of moxifloxacin hydrochloride

The hydrochloride salt of a fluoroquinolone antibacterial antibiotic. Moxifloxacin binds to and inhibits the bacterial enzymes DNA gyrase (topoisomerase II) and topoisomerase IV, resulting in inhibition of DNA replication and repair and cell death in sensitive bacterial species.

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

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