Pharmacology. an antibiotic, C37H67NO13, produced by an actinomycete, Streptomyces erythraeus, used chiefly in the treatment of diseases caused by many Gram-positive and some Gram-negative organisms.
Origin of erythromycin
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Related Words for erythromycinpenicillin, amoxicillin, tetracycline, erythromycin, streptomycin, ampicillin, sulfonamide
an antibiotic used in treating certain infections,sometimes as an alternative to penicillin. It is obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces erythreus. Formula: C 37 M 67 NO 13
Word Origin for erythromycin
C20: from erythro- + Greek mukēs fungus + -in
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An antibiotic obtained from a strain of Streptomyces erythreus, effective against many gram-positive bacteria and some gram-negative bacteria.
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An antibiotic obtained from the bacteria Streptomyces erythreus, effective against many gram-positive bacteria and some gram-negative bacteria.
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