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amikacin

[ am-i-key-sin ]
/ ˌæm ɪˈkeɪ sɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.

a broad-spectrum, semisynthetic, aminoglycoside antibiotic, C22H45N5O13, derived from kanamycin and used in the treatment of infections, especially those caused by Gram-negative bacilli.

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Origin of amikacin

First recorded in 1970–75; perhaps ami(noglycoside) + ka(namy)cin

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