(Science: chemical) erythromycin, 9-(o-((2-methoxyethoxy)methyl)oxime). Semisynthetic derivative of erythromycin. It is concentrated by human phagocytes and is bioactive intracellularly. While the drug is active against a wide spectrum of pathogens, it is particularly effective in the treatment of respiratory and genital tract infections.

Pharmacological action: antibiotics, macrolide.

Chemical name: Erythromycin, 9-(O-((2-methoxyethoxy)methyl)oxime), (9E)-

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