capreomycin


capreomycin
n.
an antibiotic, derived from the bacterium Streptomyces capreolus, that is used in the treatment of tuberculosis. It is given with other antituberculosis drugs to reduce the development of resistance by the infective bacteria. Capreomycin is poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and therefore must be administered by intramuscular injection. The more serious side-effects include ear and kidney damage.
Trade names:
Capastat.

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  • Capreomycin — Systematic (IUPAC) name (3S) 3,6 diamino N [[(2 …   Wikipedia

  • Capreomycin — Strukturformel Allgemeine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • capreomycin — cap·re·o·my·cin .kap rē ō mīs ən n an antibiotic obtained from a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. capreolus) that is used to treat tuberculosis * * * n. an antibiotic, derived from the bacterium Streptomyces capreolus, that is used in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • capreomycin — cap·re·o·my·cin (kăp rē ō mīʹsĭn) n. An antibiotic derived from a bacterium (Streptomyces capreolus) that is effective against the microorganism responsible for tuberculosis in humans.   [Latin capreolus diminutive of caper, capr , goat + mycin.] …   Universalium

  • capreomycin — noun A peptide antibiotic, commonly grouped with the aminoglycosides, given in combination with other antibiotics for tuberculosis …   Wiktionary

  • capreomycin — cap·reo·my·cin …   English syllables

  • capreomycin — ¦kaprēə¦mīsən noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin capreolus (specific epithet of Streptomyces capreolus) + English mycin : an antibiotic obtained from a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. capreolus) that is used to treat tuberculosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • capreomycin sulfate — Sulfate salt of the cyclic peptide antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces capreolus, used in the treatment of tuberculosis. * * * [USP] the disulfate salt of capreomycin; used as a tuberculostatic, administered intramuscularly …   Medical dictionary

  • Капреомицин — …   Википедия

  • Kapreomycin — Strukturformel Allgemeines …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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