demeclocyclinemedical dictionary

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(4s-(4 alpha,4a alpha,5a alpha,6 beta,12a alpha))-7-chloro-4-dimethylamino-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,6,10,12,12a-pentahydroxy-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide. An antibiotic related to tetracycline and produced by streptomyces aureofaciens. Because it is excreted more slowly than tetracycline, it maintains effective blood levels for longer periods of time.

Pharmacological action: antibiotics, tetracycline.

Chemical name: 2-Naphthacenecarboxamide, 7-chloro-4-(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,6,10,12,12a-pentahydroxy-1,11-dioxo-, (4S-(4alpha,4aalpha,5aalpha,6beta,12aalpha))-

(12 Dec 1998)

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