A complex of substances produced by Streptomyces tenebrarius; an antibacterial agent.

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neb·ra·my·cin (neb″rə-miґsin) an aminoglycoside antibacterial complex produced by Streptomyces tenebrarius, consisting of eight components; factor 6 (tobramycin) is used clinically as an antibiotic and factor 2 (apramycin) is used as an antibiotic in veterinary medicine.

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