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Introduction: Fluoroquinolone

Description of Fluoroquinolone

Fluoroquinolone: QUINOLONES containing a 4-oxo (a carbonyl in the para position to the nitrogen). They inhibit the A subunit of DNA GYRASE and are used as antimicrobials. Second generation 4-quinoloines are also substituted with a 1-piperazinyl group at the 7-position and a fluorine at the 6-position.
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Fluoroquinolone: A group of QUINOLONES with at least one fluorine atom and a piperazinyl group.
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