Definitions

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

  • noun An antibiotic obtained from a strain of the actinomycete Saccharopolyspora erythraea, effective against many gram-positive bacteria and some gram-negative bacteria.

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  • noun Any of a class of macrolide antibiotics produced by an actinomycete of the genus Streptomyces

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  • noun an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E-Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram-positive bacteria and some Gram-negative

Etymologies

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

[New Latin erythrēus, former specific epithet (from Latin erythraeus, reddish, from Greek eruthraios, from eruthros, red; see erythro–) + –mycin.]

Examples

  • For this reason many doctors now routinely prescribe certain antibiotics, namely erythromycin or penicillin, for any woman who gets pregnant and has a history of repeated miscarriage.

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  • Other polyketides include erythromycin, which is used to cure many bacterial infections, and doxorubin, which is used as an anti-cancer drug.

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  • Other polyketides include erythromycin, which is used to cure many bacterial infections, and doxorubin, which is used as an anti-cancer drug.

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  • In more severe cases, antibiotics such as erythromycin or a fluoroquinolone can be used, and can shorten the duration of symptoms if they are given early in the illness.

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  • For persons who are allergic to penicillin, use another antibiotic such as erythromycin or a sulfa.

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  • They need to know if you have any of these conditions:; kidney disease; liver disease pneumonia stomach problems (especially colitis) other chronic illness; an unusual or allergic reaction to azithromycin other macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin), foods, dyes, or preservatives pregnant or trying to get pregnant breast-feeding

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  • A long course of suitable antibiotics, such as erythromycin and rifampin, is required to effect a cure.

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  • She says she guessed when asked to spell "erythromycin," an antibiotic.

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  • In Hayley's case, the drug infraction involved erythromycin, a common antibiotic that a doctor prescribed for her skin.

    Teenager suspended from Fairfax County school over acne drug

  • In Hayley's case, the drug infraction involved erythromycin, a common antibiotic that a doctor prescribed for her skin.

    Teenager suspended from Fairfax County school over acne drug

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