ATC Group: A01AB13 Tetracycline

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

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Tetracycline

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Description

Tetracyclines are taken up into sensitive bacterial cells by an active transport process. Once within the cell they bind reversibly to the 30S subunit of the ribosome, preventing the binding of aminoacyl transfer RNA and inhibiting protein synthesis and hence cell growth.