amikacin

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Molecular structure of amikacin

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amikacin (countable and uncountable, plural amikacins)

  1. An aminoglycoside antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections, having the chemical formula C22H43N5O13.
    • 2007 March 20, Lawrence K. Altman, “Rise of a Deadly TB Reveals a Global System in Crisis”, New York Times:
      XDR-TB is defined as tuberculosis that is resistant to the two most important antituberculosis drugs (isoniazid and rifampin), along with [] a member of the fluoroquinolone class and at least one of three others (capreomycin, kanamycin and amikacin).

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