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streptomycin

 [strep″to-mi´sin]
an aminoglycosideantibiotic produced by Streptomyces griseus; its use is now limited because of the emergence of resistant strains. The sulfate salt is used in combination with other agents in the treatment of tuberculosis and certain other bacterial infections.
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strep·to·my·cin

(strep'tō-mī'sin),
An antibiotic agent obtained from Streptomyces griseus that is active against the tubercle bacillus and a large number of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria; also used in the form of dihydrostreptomycin (aldehyde of streptomycin reduced to CH2OH). It is used virtually exclusively in the treatment of tuberculosis; toxicity includes eighth cranial nerve damage leading to deafness and/or vestibular dysfunction.
Synonym(s): streptomycin A
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streptomycin

(strĕp′tə-mī′sĭn)
n.
An antibiotic, C21H39O12N7, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces griseus, used to treat tuberculosis and other bacterial infections.
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streptomycin

Infectious disease An antibiotic used for TB Adverse effects N&V, dizziness, rash, fever, ototoxicity, nephrotoxicity
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

strep·to·my·cin

(strep'tō-mī'sin)
Antibiotic agent obtained from Streptomyces griseus active against the tubercle bacillus and a large number of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria; also used in the form of dihydrostreptomycin. It is used virtually exclusively in the treatment of tuberculosis; toxicity includes eighth cranial nerve damage leading to deafness and/or vestibular dysfunction. Also called streptomycin A.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

streptomycin

An aminoglycoside antibiotic drug used to treat some rare infections such as BRUCELLOSIS, GLANDERS, PLAGUE, TUBERCULOSIS and TULARAEMIA. It is avoided for commoner infections because of its side effects, which include deafness and TINNITUS. The drug is on the WHO official list.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

streptomycin

an ANTIBIOTIC produced by a soil ACTINOMYCETE, Streptomyces griseus, which is active against many bacteria, particularly Gram-negative bacteria (see GRAM'S STAIN). Streptomycin inhibits PROTEIN SYNTHESIS in bacteria by causing misreading of the GENETIC CODE on mRNA. It also inhibits initiation of protein synthesis by interfering with the binding of initiator tRNA to the ribosome. see TRANSLATION.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

strep·to·my·cin

(strep'tō-mī'sin)
An antibiotic agent obtained from Streptomyces griseus that is active against the tubercle bacillus and many gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria; also used in the form of dihydrostreptomycin; used almost exclusively in treatment of tuberculosis; toxicity includes eighth cranial nerve damage leading to deafness or vestibular dysfunction.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The 1948 MRC streptomycin trial could perhaps be called the pinnacle of the OEBM in the sense that it provided the most useful scientific information about how to treat tuberculosis, and it opened the era of RCTs in medicine, which were perfect examples of the testing of the falsifiable hypotheses a la Popper in medical research.
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