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[min-oh-sahy-kleen, -klin] /ˌmɪn oʊˈsaɪ klin, -klɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
a long-acting, broad-spectrum, semisynthetic antibiotic drug, C 2 3 H 2 7 N 3 O 7 , derived from tetracycline.
Origin of minocycline
(a)mino- + (deoxytetra)cycline, a chemical component; see deoxy-, tetracycline Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • minocycline increases sensitivity to sunlight and patients should be sure to wear sunscreen.
  • Some antibiotics are also effective, particularly minocycline and doxycycline.
  • Tetracyclines include doxycycline, tetracycline, and minocycline.
  • They include doxycycline, tetracycline, and minocycline.

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