Cycloserine

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Cycloserine

(Science: drug) a broad-spectrum antibiotic synthesised by the bacterium streptomyces orchidaceus which is used most often to treat urinary tract infections and tuberculosis.This antibiotic is a structural analogue of the amino acid D-alanine and it inhibits bacteria's ability to make peptidoglycan, an important component of the bacterial cell wall.