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  DL 8280



DL 8280

   A synthetic fluoroquinolone (FLUOROQUINOLONES) antibacterial agent that inhibits the supercoiling activity of bacterial DNA gyrase, halting DNA replication.

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Antibacterial
Anything that destroys bacteria or suppresses their growth or their ability to reproduce. Heat, chemicals such as chlorine, and antibiotic drugs all have antibacterial properties. Many antibacterial products for cleaning and handwashing are sold today. Such products do not reduce the risk for symptoms of viral infectious diseases in otherwise healthy persons. This does not preclude the potential contribution of antibacterial products to reducing symptoms of bacterial diseases in the home.

Bacterial
Of or pertaining to bacteria. For example, a bacterial lung infection.



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An inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase, the rate limiting enzyme of the polyamine biosynthetic pathway.

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