Definition of streptomycin in English:

streptomycin

Line breaks: strepto|mycin
Pronunciation: /ˌstrɛptə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪsɪn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
An antibiotic that was the first drug to be successful against tuberculosis but is now chiefly used with other drugs because of its toxic side effects.
  • This antibiotic is produced by the bacterium Streptomyces griseus
More example sentences
  • In its early stages, leptospirosis can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, streptomycin, tetracycline and erythromycin.
  • These include the antibiotics polymyxin B sulfate, streptomycin sulfate, chlortetracycline hydrochloride and neomycin sulfate.
  • Treatment is with tetracycline (as doxycycline) and streptomycin for 6 weeks.

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