fusidic acid(redirected from ramycin)
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fu·sid·ic ac·id(fyū-sid'ik as'id),
A fermentation product of Fusidium coccineum, a parasitic fungus on the plant Veronica; inhibits protein synthesis and the accumulation of ppGpp.
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fusidic acidA steroid antibiotic used in the form of sodium fusidate against penicillin-resistant (beta-lactamase-producing) staphylococci. It has no value against streptococci and is usually given in conjunction with another antibiotic such as FLUCLOXACILLIN. Brand names are Fucidin and Fucithalmic.
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A product used as an antibiotic agent in solution 1%. It is synthesized as sodium fusidate from the microorganism Fusidium coccineum. It is effective against gram-positive bacteria. It is used in the treatment of bacterial blepharoconjunctivitis, especially staphylococcal infection.
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