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Descriptor in English: Rifamycins
Descriptor in Spanish: Rifamicinas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Rifamicinas
Descriptor in French: Rifamycine
Entry term(s): Rifomycins
Tree number(s): D03.633.400.811
D04.345.295.750
Scope note: A group of ANTI-BACTERIAL AGENTS characterized by a chromophoric naphthohydroquinone group spanned by an aliphatic bridge not previously found in other known ANTI-BACTERIAL AGENTS. They have been isolated from fermentation broths of Streptomyces mediterranei.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Online Note: use RIFAMYCINS to search RIFOMYCIN 1966-72
History Note: 73; was RIFOMYCIN 1963-72
DeCS UI: 12706
Descriptor UI: D012294
Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/05/31
Rifamycins - Preferred
Concept UI M0019113
Scope note A group of ANTI-BACTERIAL AGENTS characterized by a chromophoric naphthohydroquinone group spanned by an aliphatic bridge not previously found in other known ANTI-BACTERIAL AGENTS. They have been isolated from fermentation broths of Streptomyces mediterranei.
Preferred term Rifamycins
Entry term(s) Rifomycins



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