from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C14H24N2O7, obtained from a species of gram-negative bacteria (Streptomyces spectabilis) or produced synthetically and used especially in the treatment of penicillin-resistant gonorrhea.
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- n. An aminocyclitol antibiotic produced by the bacterium Streptomyces spectabilis.
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- n. an antibiotic used to treat gonorrhea
For example, four of the antibiotics mentioned earlier, tetracycline, streptomycin, kanamycin, and spectinomycin, bind to a specific region of a ribosome and interfere with protein synthesis.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics, including tetracycline; an injectable drug, spectinomycin hydrochloride; and some penicillinrelated drugs such as ampicillin.
If penicillin is not effective, other drugs that can be used are cefixime, ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin (which should not be given to pregnant women), and spectinomycin.
In some cases, samples were resistant to a suite of other drugs, including such antibiotics as amoxicillin, streptomycin, spectinomycin, gentamicin, sulfamethoxazole and tetracycline.
Making the infections more unusual was how resistant they were: not only to the fluoroquinolones, but also to amoxicillin, streptomycin, spectinomycin, gentamicin, sulfamethoxazole, and tetracyclines.
Critically Important antimicrobials for Human Health regarding the categorization of the antimicrobials kanamycin, neomycin and spectinomycin as 'Highly Important Antimicrobials' and streptomycin as a 'Critically Important Antimicrobial'
Most techniques of introducing new genes into organisms require additional selection genes, these usually confer resistance to a particular antibiotic such as spectinomycin.
During the assembly of our constructs, we used two different antibiotics to select for cells that contained plasmids that contained either the spectinomycin or chloramphenicol resistance genes.
You may chemically require intravesical to zithromax and avelox spectinomycin, or you may run a lesionar adjustment or fine relaxation during treatment.
Most of the isolates of the two species showed tolerance to heavy metals (Cd, Mn and Zn) and antibiotics (chloramphenicol, spectinomycin, streptomycin and tetracycline).
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