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Descriptor in English: Macrolides
Descriptor in Spanish: Macrólidos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Macrolídeos
Descriptor in French: Macrolides
Tree number(s): D02.540.505
D02.540.576.500
D04.345.674.500
Scope note: A group of often glycosylated macrocyclic compounds formed by chain extension of multiple PROPIONATES cyclized into a large (typically 12, 14, or 16)-membered lactone. Macrolides belong to the POLYKETIDES class of natural products, and many members exhibit ANTIBIOTIC properties.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
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
History Note: 96
DeCS UI: 32697
Descriptor UI: D018942
Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/05/26
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Macrolides - Preferred
Concept UI M0028311
Scope note A group of often glycosylated macrocyclic compounds formed by chain extension of multiple PROPIONATES cyclized into a large (typically 12, 14, or 16)-membered lactone. Macrolides belong to the POLYKETIDES class of natural products, and many members exhibit ANTIBIOTIC properties.
Preferred term Macrolides



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