viomycin


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viomycin

(vī′ə-mī′sĭn)
n.
An antibiotic, C23H36N12O8, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces puniceus, used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

viomycin

An antibiotic drug used in cases of TUBERCULOSIS that resist standard treatment.
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Resistance to viomycin conferred by RNA of either ribosomal subunit.
The second-line drugs used for the treatment of TB are: aminoglycosides (e.g., amikacin and kanamycin); polypeptides (e.g., capreomycin, viomycin and enviomycin; fluroquinolones (e.g., ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin and moxifloxacin); thioamides (e.g., ethionamide and prothioamide) and cycloserine [23,45].
Cross-resistance in M tuberculosis to kanamycin, capreomycin and viomycin. Tubercle.