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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

tetracycline antibiotic 
Any of a group of broad spectrum naphthacene antibiotics isolated from various species of Streptomyces or produced semisynthetically. In bacteria, tetracycline antibiotics block binding of aminoacyl-tRNA to the mRNA-ribosome complex, thereby inhibiting protein synthesis. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:Tetracycline Antibiotics
Tetracyclines