Clarithromycin
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Clarithromycin
A semisynthetic macrolide antibiotic derived from erythromycin that is active against a variety of microorganisms. It can inhibit protein synthesis in bacteria by reversibly binding to the 50S ribosomal subunits. This inhibits the translocation of aminoacyl transfer-RNA and prevents peptide chain elongation.
Clarithromycin

An antibiotic drug used in the treatment of infections. It belongs to the family of drugs called macrolides.

Clarithromycin
"clarithromycin": A semisynthetic macrolide antibiotic derived from erythromycin that is active against a variety of microorganisms. It can inhibit protein synthesis in bacteria by reversibly binding to the 50S ribosomal subunits. This inhibits the translocation of aminoacyl transfer-RNA and prevents peptide chain elongation.
Clarithromycin

A semisynthetic 14-membered ring macrolide antibiotic. Clarithromycin binds to the 50S ribosomal subunit and inhibits RNA-dependent protein synthesis in susceptible organisms. Clarithromycin has been shown to eradicate gastric MALT (mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue) lymphomas, presumably due to the eradication of tumorigenic Helicobacter pylori infection. This agent also acts as a biological response modulator, possibly inhibiting angiogenesis and tumor growth through alterations in growth factor expression.

Clarithromycin

An antibiotic drug used in the treatment of infections. It belongs to the family of drugs called macrolides.

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Clarithromycin has been defined 5 different ways in documents like 2014 NAL Thesaurus, Glossary of Cancer Terms, 2015 NAL Glossary, and 2 more.

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