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 (kə-lĭs′tĭn, kō-)
An antibiotic produced by the bacterium Bacillus polymyxa (also known as B. colistinus) that is effective against a wide range of gram-negative bacteria and is used in the treatment of certain infections, especially of the ear.

[From New Latin colistīnus, specific epithet, from coli-.]


(Medicine) a polymyxin antibiotic


(kəˈlɪs tɪn)

a broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from the soil bacterium Bacillus colistinus, used esp. for treating gastroenteritis.
[1950–55; < New Latin colistinus epithet for a variety of Bacillus polymyxa]
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5 mg/L of colistin sulfate, 10 mg/L of daptomycin, and 5 mg/L amphotericin B, which showed excellent sensitivity and specificity.
Postantibiotic effects of tigecycline, colistin sulfate, and levofloxacin alone or tigecycline-colistin sulfate and tigecycline-levofloxacin combinations against Acinetobacter baumannii.
Colistin sulfate and bacitracin zinc are commonly used growth-promoting antibiotics in farm production and are rarely assimilated by animal intestines.
baumannii ATCC 19606 and the isolated bacteria were confirmed by micro broth dilution tests using cation-adjusted (CAMHB) and colistin sulfate water-soluble powder (Sigma, USA).
Objective: This study was designed to assess the nephrotoxicity associated with various doses of Colistin sulfate in rabbits.
2014) found that dietary supplementation of Clostridium butyricum achieved similar or better effects in promoting growth performance and alleviating the immune stress in Escherichia coliK88-challenged broiler chickens as compared with the antibiotic, colistin sulfate.
Use of high-performance liquid chromatography to study the pharmacokinetics of colistin sulfate in rats following intravenous administration.
Confusion of terms: there are two forms of colistin available: colistin sulfate for topical and digestive use, and colistimethate sodium (CMS), for parenteral use; these are not interchangeable.
isolates were plated onto MH1 agar, which is Mueller-Hinton agar (BD Diagnostics, Sparks, MD, USA), supplemented with 1 [micro]g/mL colistin sulfate (Sigma-Aldrich, St.
19% of an antibiotic mixture which provided 150 ppm chlortetracycline, 80 ppm colistin sulfate and 50 ppm kitasamycin (positive control, PC).
Polymyxin B and colistin sulfate (Sigma-Aldrich, St.
Pigs were fed a control diet or diets supplemented with antibiotics (100 ppm colistin sulfate, 50 ppm Kitasamycin plus 60 ppm Olaquindox), 0.