Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from an actinomycete of the genus Micromonospora, used in its sulfate form to treat various infections.

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  • n. A glycoside antibiotic, derived from an actinomycete, used to treat bacterial infections

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  • n. an antibiotic (trade name Garamycin) that is derived from an actinomycete; used in treating infections of the urinary tract

Etymologies

Alteration of gentamycin : gent(i)a(n violet) + -mycin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • She approached Clark, who was worried about hearing loss in these newborns for a different reason: they were being given the drug gentamicin, which is closely related to kanamycin.

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  • Aminoglycosides, such as gentamicin, cause imbalances of magnesium, calcium and potassium. 20In fact, one study showed that gentamicin causes increased excretion of calcium by 5 percent and magnesium by 8.4 percent. 21When you take antibiotics, consider a B vitamin complex along with it.

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  • Aminoglycosides, such as gentamicin, cause imbalances of magnesium, calcium and potassium.20In fact, one study showed that gentamicin causes increased excretion of calcium by 5 percent and magnesium by 8.4 percent.21When you take antibiotics, consider a B vitamin complex along with it.

    Hyla Cass, M.D.: Is Your Medication Robbing You of Nutrients Part 2: Getting Specific

  • Some very strong antibiotics, such as gentamicin and kanamycin, can cause permanent harm to your kidneys and hearing if too much is taken.

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  • Abdo Shafi, a child health coordinator at Alaba special woreda health bureau, said a shortage of "routine medications", such as gentamicin and crystalline penicillin, had also caused difficulties in the treatment of severely malnourished children with medical complications.

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  • Unlike anthrax, there is no FDA-approved vaccine available to protect against tularemia, and the only antibiotic treatments currently available for improving survival in the event of a tularemia outbreak are older agents, such as gentamicin and doxycycline.

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  • Periocular ulcerative dermatitis associated with gentamicin ointment prophylaxis in newborns.

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  • Researchers found that more than 99% of persisters were killed when sugar was added to a class of antibiotics known as aminoglycosides, which includes gentamicin and kanamycin.

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  • These drugs include antibiotics (including penicillin and gentamicin) and steroids, such as prednisone and the gout medication, colchicine.

    Hyla Cass, M.D.: Is Your Medication Robbing You of Nutrients?

  • Antibiotics used during vaccine manufacture include neomycin, polymyxin B, streptomycin and gentamicin.

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