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neomycin (nē´ōmī´sĬn), broad spectrum antibiotic effective against both gram positive and gram negative bacteria (see Gram's stain). It interferes with protein synthesis in sensitive bacterial cells such as species of Proteus and Staphylococcus. Neomycin is mainly used topically in the treatment of skin and mucous membrane infections, wounds, and burns. Although it is also used systemically, it is highly toxic. Neomycin was first isolated in 1949 by the American microbiologist Selman Waksman from a strain of the bacterial species Streptomyces fradiae.

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neomycin (nee-oh-my-sin) n. an aminoglycoside antibiotic used to treat infections caused by a wide range of bacteria, mainly those affecting the skin, ears, and eyes. It is usually applied in creams, ointments, or drops with other antibiotics, but can be given by mouth to sterilize the bowel before surgery.

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neomycin Antibiotic isolated in 1949 from Streptomyces fradii; has a broad spectrum of activity, and is not absorbed from the gut; commonly used to treat serious intestinal bacterial infections.

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neomycin An aminoglycoside antibiotic, produced by Streptomyces fradiae, which functions by interfering with ribosomal activity and so causing errors in the reading of the m-RNA.

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