Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A semisynthetic antibiotic derived from lincomycin, C18H21ClN4OS, active against gram-positive bacteria.

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  • noun A lincosamide antibiotic drug, mostly used to treat infections with anaerobic bacteria.

Etymologies

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

[Alteration and blend of chloro– and lincomycin (with d perhaps from deoxy–).]

Examples

  • That second change was dismaying because it also conferred resistance to another common drug called clindamycin that physicians used when erythromycin did not work.

    SUPERBUG

  • That second change was dismaying because it also conferred resistance to another common drug called clindamycin that physicians used when erythromycin did not work.

    SUPERBUG

  • That second change was dismaying because it also conferred resistance to another common drug called clindamycin that physicians used when erythromycin did not work.

    SUPERBUG

  • In 1993, Roos began studying a drug that kills both parasites, called clindamycin.

    Parasite Rex

  • In 1993, Roos began studying a drug that kills both parasites, called clindamycin.

    Parasite Rex

  • In 1993, Roos began studying a drug that kills both parasites, called clindamycin.

    Parasite Rex

  • The risk is highest with antibiotics such as clindamycin, cephalosporins and penicillins and lowest with aminoglycosides and fluoroquinolones.

    Q&A: Antibiotics and "good" bacteria

  • The risk is highest with antibiotics such as clindamycin, cephalosporins and penicillins and lowest with aminoglycosides and fluoroquinolones.

    Q&A: Antibiotics and "good" bacteria

  • While diarrhea from antibiotics is often just a nuisance, certain antibiotics, including clindamycin (Cleocin and generic), can lead to pseudomembranous colitis, a potentially life-threatening colon inflammation, in rare cases.

    Q&A: Diarrhea from antibiotics

  • The study also found a coinciding increase in use of clindamycin, an antibiotic that comes in easy-to-use pills and liquid, and smaller increases for two other antibiotics.

    Surge Seen in Children Hospitalized With MRSA

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