Quinolones - Definition

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The quinolones are a family of drugs known for their antibiotic properties and produced by chemical synthesis. They are divided into different categories, including first-generation quinolones, which are used for treating urinary infections; and fluoroquinolones, which have a more wide-spread impact. Fluroquinolones are notably used in numerous different infections of the urinary, digestive, reproductive, and respiratory systems, among others. There are contra-indications against the use of quinolones for pregnant women, and they are reserved for only the rarest cases in children.