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kanamycin

 [kan″ah-mi´sin]
a broad-spectrum aminoglycosideantibiotic derived from Streptomyces kanamyceticus; effective against many gram-negative bacteria, and some gram-positive bacteria, including mycobacteria; used as the sulfate salt, administered orally, parenterally, or by inhalation.
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kanamycin

(kăn′ə-mī′sĭn)
n.
A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C18H36O11N4, obtained from the soil bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus and used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, usually in its sulfate form.
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kanamycin

Microbiology A broad-spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic isolated from Streptomyces kanamyceticus, which is effective against gram-negative rods, and some gram-positive organisms Toxicity Ototoxicity, nephrotoxicity Molecular biology Kanamycin inhibits protein synthesis by binding to the 30s ribosomal subunit and preventing translocation
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kanamycin

A broad spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic derived from a oil actinomycete. Kanamycin is active against GRAM NEGATIVE organisms but is now largely replaced by gentamicin. The aminoglycosides can cause deafness, TINNITUS and kidney damage. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Kannasyn.
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