What does macrolide mean?

macrolide in AZ Dictionary

(n) a macrocyclic lactone with a ring with a minimum of twelve atoms
(n) any one of a group of antibiotics having this framework

macrolide in Medical Dictionary

one out of a class of antibiotics which includes Biaxin, Clarithromycin, Ery-Tab, and Erythromycin. by Debroah NeissReport definition
The macrolides inhibit the rise of germs and are frequently prescribed to deal with rather common bacterial infections. by Elmira TorbertReport definition
much more technical terms, the macrolides tend to be a team of antibiotics created by different strains of Streptomyces (spore developing micro-organisms that grow gradually in earth or water as a branching filamentous mycelium similar to that of fungi) while having a complex substance (macrocyclic) construction. They react by suppressing protein synthesis, specifically by preventing the 50S ribosomal subunit. They have been broad spectrum antibiotics. by SaulReport definition

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