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.
(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.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
(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 ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/l/54
===Skin and soft tissue infections=== A large meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials found linezolid to be more effective than glycopeptide antibiotics (such as vancomycin and teicoplanin) and beta-lactam antibiotics in the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) caused by Gram-positive bacteria, and smaller studies appear to c...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linezolid
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