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Quality Adjusted Life Year (QALY) A year of life adjusted for its quality or value. A year of perfect health is equal to 1 QALY. The value of a year in ill health is discounted depending upon its severity.
Quinolone An antibiotic class that targets the bacterial enzyme DNA gyrase in order to inhibit the coiling of bacterial DNA thus interfering with bacterial replication. Quninolones include Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Floxin (ofloxacin), Levaquin (levofloxacin), Tequin (gatifloxacin), and Trovan (trovafloxacin).
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