Definitions

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

  • n. An antibiotic, C66H75Cl2N9O24, produced by the actinomycete Amycolaptosis orientalis (formerly Streptomyces orientalis), found in Indonesian and Indian soil, and effective against staphylococci and spirochetes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A glycopeptide antibiotic, produced by the actinomycete Amycolaptosis orientalis, used against Gram-positive bacteria, especially staphylococci and enterococci.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an antibiotic (trade name Vancocin) effective against some bacterial infections

Etymologies

vanco-, of unknown origin + -mycin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
vanco- +‎ -mycin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was called vancomycin, and it was famous in hospitals as a drug of last resort.

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  • Five months after her surgery, Stephanie had to spend two hours a day hooked up to this IV, receiving a special antibiotic called vancomycin through a line implanted it in her chest.

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  • The patients were stratified according to the type of antibiotics used in association with gentamycin, namely vancomycin, amoxicillin, or other antibiotics (including patients treated with oxacillin and those who alternatively received amoxicillin and vancomycin).

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  • A last-resort therapy using an antibiotic called vancomycin had failed.

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  • The current treatment is with an antibiotic called vancomycin, but the fear is that the bacteria could become resistant to this drug, too.

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  • Regulatory concerns about Vibativ include a risk of birth defects when it is used in pregnant women, manufacturing issues, and questions about data comparing the drug to vancomycin, which is the most powerful antibiotic currently on the market.

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  • S. aureus on exposure to vancomycin, which is known to actively disrupted bacterial cell wall. doi: 10.1371 / journal. pone.0005470.g005

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  • With two antibiotics in particular, which are methicillin and vancomycin, which is the case with VRE and MRSA bacteria, then there are other more aggressive antibiotics that will be chosen for this patient.

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  • Under the asset purchase agreement Nektar retains ownership of our lead anti-infective programs, the Bayer partnered program, NKTR-061 inhaled amikacin entering Phase 3 next month and our proprietary program, NKTR-063 inhaled vancomycin, which is planned to begin Phase 2 in the first half of

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  • CDAD consist of narrow-spectrum antibiotics, such as vancomycin or metronidazole that may impede regrowth of the normal colonic bacteria.

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