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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.

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

streptomycin

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

streptomycin

Infectious disease An antibiotic used for TB Adverse effects N&V, dizziness, rash, fever, ototoxicity, nephrotoxicity

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.

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.

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.

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.