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ATC Group: A01AB13 Tetracycline

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A01
Stomatological preparations
3
A01A
Stomatological preparations
4
A01AB
Antiinfectives and antiseptics for local oral treatment
5
A01AB13
Tetracycline

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Tetracycline

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.