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lincomycin

 [lin´ko-mi″sin]
an antibiotic produced by Streptomyces lincolnensis; used as the hydrochloride salt in infections with gram-positive cocci and gram-negative bacilli.

lin·co·my·cin

(lin'kō-mī'sin),
An antibacterial substance, composed of substituted pyrrolidine and octapyranose moities, produced by Streptomyces lincolnensis; active against gram-positive organisms; used medicinally as lincomycin hydrochloride.

lincomycin

/lin·co·my·cin/ (lin″ko-mi´sin) an antibiotic, primarily a gram-positive specific antibacterial, produced by a variant of Streptomyces lincolnensis; used as the hydrochloride salt.

lincomycin

(lĭng′kə-mī′sĭn)
n.
An antibiotic, C18H34N2O6S, derived from the actinomycete Streptomyces lincolnensis, used intravenously in its hydrochloride form to treat certain penicillin-resistant infections.

lincomycin

Lincocin® An older generation antibiotic produced from Streptomyces lincolnensis, which has been used for gram-positive cocci

lin·co·my·cin

(lin'kō-mī'sin)
An antibacterial substance, composed of substituted pyrrolidine and octapyranose moities, produced by Streptomyces lincolnensis.

lin·co·my·cin

(lin'kō-mī'sin)
An antibacterial substance active against gram-positive organisms.

lincomycin

(ling´kəmī´sin),
n brand names: Lincocin, Lincorex;
drug class: antibacterial;
action: binds to 50S subunit of bacterial ribosomes; suppresses protein synthesis;
uses: infections caused by group A β-hemolytic streptococci, pneumococci, staphylococci (respiratory tract, skin, soft tissue, urinary tract infections; osteomyelitis; septicemia), and anaerobes. Lincomycin should be reserved for pencillin-allergic patients. Close clinical supervision is required because severe colitis has been associated with lincomycin therapy.

lincomycin

a lincosamide antibiotic produced by Streptomyces lincolnensis; used as the hydrochloride salt.

lincomycin-associated colitis
a disease of horses resembling colitis-X occurring in horses receiving therapy with lincomycin; an organism resembling Clostridium cadaveris has been suggested as a cause.