Linezolid

Definition: Linezolid is the first in a new class of synthetic antibacterial drugs, called oxazolidinones, designed to treat a number of drug-resistant bacterial infections. Also know by its trademark name of Zyvox. Citation: The Scout Report for Science & Engineering 2000-04-26.
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linezolid

(lĭ-nez´o-lid) a synthetic antibacterial of the oxazolidinone class, effective against gram-positive organisms; used for the treatment of community-acquired and nosocomial pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections, and bacteremia, administered orally or intravenously.
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linezolid

(from the article `drug`) The oxazolidinones are a novel class of synthetic agents that inhibit protein synthesis by microbes. Linezolid is highly active in vivo against ...
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Linezolid

Discovered in the 1990s and first approved for use in 2000, linezolid was the first commercially available 1,3-oxazolidinone antibiotic. {As of|2009}, it is the only marketed oxazolidinone, although others are in development. As a protein synthesis inhibitor, it stops the growth of bacteria by disrupting their production of proteins. Although many
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