- a bactericidal antibiotic, C66H75ClN9O24, produced by Streptomyces orientalis, used in the treatment of antibiotic-associated colitis and endocarditis.
Origin of vancomycin
1956; vanco-, of unexplained orig. + -mycin
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- an antibiotic effective against most Gram-positive organisms. It is given by intravenous infusions for serious infections that are resistant to other antibiotics
- An antibiotic that is produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces orientalis and is effective against staphylococci and spirochetes.