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neomycin

Line breaks: neo|my¦cin
Pronunciation: /ˌniːə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪsɪn
 
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Definition of neomycin in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
An antibiotic related to streptomycin, active against a wide variety of bacterial infections.
Example sentences
  • The injected IPV should not be given to persons with severe allergy to neomycin, streptomycin, or polymyxin B.
  • Her general practitioner had treated it unsuccessfully with neomycin and gramicidin ointment and oral flucloxacillin and metronidazole.
  • The circulating nurse removes the microscope; applies neomycin, polymyxin B sulfates, and dexamethasone ointment (Maxitrol); and tapes the eye shield in place over the surgical eye.

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