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


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

New Latin spect(ābilis), specific epithet (from Latin, visible, from spectāre, to watch; see spectacle) + (act)inomycin.


  • 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.

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  • Broad-spectrum antibiotics, including tetracycline; an injectable drug, spectinomycin hydrochloride; and some penicillinrelated drugs such as ampicillin.

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  • 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.

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  • In some cases, samples were resistant to a suite of other drugs, including such antibiotics as amoxicillin, streptomycin, spectinomycin, gentamicin, sulfamethoxazole and tetracycline.

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  • 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.

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  • 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'

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  • Most techniques of introducing new genes into organisms require additional selection genes, these usually confer resistance to a particular antibiotic such as spectinomycin.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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