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 +====== Clarithromycin ======
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 +(1) An [[antibiotic]] drug used in the treatment of [[infections]]. It belongs to the family of drugs called macrolides.
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 +(2) A semisynthetic 14-membered ring macrolide [[antibiotic]]. Clarithromycin binds to the 50S ribosomal subunit and inhibits RNA-dependent [[protein]] synthesis in susceptible [[organism]]s. Clarithromycin has been shown to eradicate gastric MALT (mucosa-associated [[lymphoid tissue]]) [[lymphoma]]s,​ 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. ​
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 +Synonym: ​ Abbott-56268  ​
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 +US brand name:  Biaxin
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 +Abbreviation: ​ CLARITH
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 +Chemical structure name:  6-O-Methylerythromycin ​
  
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