from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An antibiotic derived from cultures of the bacterium Streptomyces lincolnensis, used in the treatment of certain penicillin-resistant infections.
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- n. A lincosamide antibiotic derived from Streptomyces lincolnensis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An antibacterial antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces lincolnensis and used in the treatment of certain penicillin-resistant infections.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. antibiotic (trade name Lincocin) obtained from a streptomyces bacterium and used in the treatment of certain penicillin-resistant infections
Tetracyclines, lincomycin and tiamulin are highly effective against the organism but often alternatives are needed to treat individuals due to the mixed infection involving secondary bacteria that frequently occurs.
A 15-week-old pig that had received in-feed lincomycin on the day of submission and the previous week was euthanased for necropsy.
While nearly all the lincomycin was removed during wastewater treatment, some did survive.
In earlier experiments, lincomycin acted as a mutagen, changing genetic information in bacteria, algae, microscopic aquatic animals and fish.
Bruce Merchant, Kalamazoo's public services director, provided data that showed unusually high concentrations of the antibiotic lincomycin entering the plant, a drug the factory was producing around the time samples were collected.
According to a separate 2008 study, lincomycin combined in minute concentrations with several other drugs that also have been detected in surface water made human cancer and kidney cells and fish liver cells proliferate.
The most commonly used agents have been lincomycin and tylosin for controlling dysentery and Mycoplasma infections in swine and spiramycin for treating mastitis in cattle.