noun[mass noun] Medicine
An antibiotic used against serious infections such as typhoid fever.
- Recently, emerging strains of enterococci have acquired resistance to erythromycin, chloramphenicol, tetracycline, fluoroquinolones, and vancomycin.
- This strain was resistant to methicillin, cephalothin, gentamicin, erythromycin, chloramphenicol and tetracycline.
- Gentamicin, tetracycline, chloramphenicol and fluoroquinolones are alternative treatments.
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