amikacin

[ am-i-key-sin ]
/ ˌæm ɪˈkeɪ sɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a wide-spectrum semisynthetic antibiotic, C22H45N5O13, used in the treatment of infections, especially those caused by susceptible Gram-negative bacilli.

Nearby words

  1. amiee,
  2. amiens,
  3. amies,
  4. amiga,
  5. amigo,
  6. amiloride,
  7. amimeche,
  8. amimia,
  9. amin,
  10. amin, idi

Origin of amikacin

perhaps ami(noglycoside) + ka(namy)cin (D), the antibiotic from which amikacin is derived; (Streptomyces) kanamyc(eticus) a bacterium that produces kanamycin + -in2

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