aminoglycoside

[ uh-mee-noh-glahy-kuh-sahyd, am-uh-noh- ]
/ əˌmi noʊˈglaɪ kəˌsaɪd, ˌæm ə noʊ- /
Pharmacology

adjective

of or relating to amino sugars in glycosidic linkage.

noun

any of a group of bacterial antibiotics having aminoglycoside structure.

Nearby words

  1. aminobenzoic acid,
  2. aminocarb,
  3. aminocitric acid,
  4. aminocyclohexane,
  5. aminoglutethimide,
  6. aminolysis,
  7. aminopeptidase,
  8. aminophenazone,
  9. aminophenol,
  10. aminopherase

Origin of aminoglycoside


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Medicine definitions for aminoglycoside

aminoglycoside

[ ə-mē′nō-glīkə-sīd′, ăm′ə-nō- ]

n.

Any of a group of bacteriocidal antibiotics derived from species of Streptomyces or Micromonosporum that are effective against aerobic gram-negative bacilli and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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Science definitions for aminoglycoside

aminoglycoside

[ ə-mē′nō-glīkə-sīd′, ăm′ə- ]

A compound containing amino sugars in glycoside linkage.
Any of a group of antibiotics, such as streptomycin, having the chemical structure of this compound, derived from species of Streptomyces or Micomonospora bacteria and usually used to treat infections caused by gram-negative bacteria.
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