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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



tetracycline  listen  (TEH-truh-SY-kleen)

  A drug used to treat bacterial infections. It stops the growth of bacteria by keeping them from making proteins. Tetracycline also binds to new bone tissue and is being studied as a way to detect bone growth. Tetracycline is a type of antibiotic and a type of bone-labeling agent.