neomycin

neomycin
neo·my·cin .nē-ə-'mīs-ən n a broad-spectrum highly toxic mixture of aminoglycoside antibiotics produced by a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. fradiae) specif a commercial preparation that is composed chiefly of two stereoisomers of neomycin administered in the form of their sulfate C23H46N6O13·21/2H2SO4 and that is used either alone or in combination with one or more other drugs esp. to treat infections (as impetigo or conjunctivitis) topically, to irrigate the bladder, and to produce intestinal antisepsis prior to certain surgeries

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n.
an aminoglycosides antibiotic used to treat infections caused by a wide range of bacteria, mainly those affecting the skin, ears, and eyes. It is usually applied in creams or drops with other antibiotics, but can also be given by mouth.

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neo·my·cin (ne″o-miґsin) [USP] an aminoglycoside antibiotic complex derived from Streptomyces fradiae, consisting of three components designated A, B, and C. The form in clinical use is a mixture of neomycins B and C; it is effective against a wide range of aerobic gram-negative bacilli and some gram-positive bacteria.

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  • neomycin — [nē΄ō mī′sin, nē΄əmī′sin] n. [ NEO + MYCIN] a broad spectrum antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete (Streptomyces fradiae) and used in the treatment of various infections, esp. of the skin and eye …   English World dictionary

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  • neomycin — Either of two aminoglycosides (B and C) produced by Streptomyces fradiae that have generalized antibiotic activity. Neomycin A (Ineamine) contains 2 deoxy 1,3 diamino inositol combined with the aminoglycoside …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Neomycin — Ne|o|my|cin [↑ neo (1) u. mycin], das; s, e: aus Streptomyceskulturen isolierbares u. gegen bakterielle Infektionen lokal einsetzbares Gemisch von Aminoglykosid Antibiotika. * * * NeoMycin,   ein medizinisches Expertensystem …   Universal-Lexikon

  • neomycin sulfate — The sulfate of an antibacterial antibiotic substance produced by the growth of Streptomyces fradiae, active against a variety of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. * * * [USP] the sulfate salt of neomycin, used for urinary tract irrigation …   Medical dictionary

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  • neomycin — noun Date: 1949 a broad spectrum highly toxic antibiotic or mixture of antibiotics produced by a streptomyces (Streptomyces fradiae) and used medically especially to treat local infections …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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