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e·ryth·ro·my·cin

 (ĭ-rĭth′rə-mī′sĭn)
n.
An antibiotic, C37H67NO13, obtained from a strain of the actinomycete Saccharopolyspora erythraea and used chiefly to treat infections caused by gram-positive bacteria.

[New Latin erythrēus, former specific epithet (from Latin erythraeus, reddish, from Greek eruthraios, from eruthros, red; see erythro-) + -mycin.]

erythromycin

(ɪˌrɪθrəʊˈmaɪsɪn)
n
(Medicine) an antibiotic used in treating certain infections,sometimes as an alternative to penicillin. It is obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces erythreus. Formula: C37M67NO13
[C20: from erythro- + Greek mukēs fungus + -in]

e•ryth•ro•my•cin

(ɪˌrɪθ rəˈmaɪ sɪn)

n.
an antibiotic, C37H67NO13, produced by an actinomycete, Streptomyces erythraeus, used in the treatment of diseases caused by many Gram-positive and some Gram-negative organisms.
[1950–55]
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Noun1.erythromycin - an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E-Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram-positive bacteria and some Gram-negative
antibiotic, antibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections; "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
Translations

e·ryth·ro·my·cin

n. eritromicina, antibiótico usado en el tratamiento de bacterias gram-positivas.

erythromycin

n eritromicina
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Pharmaceutical company Amneal Pharmaceuticals reported on Wednesday the receipt of approval from the US FDA for Erythromycin Tablets USP in 250 mg and 500 mg strengths.
For all samples collected 2008-2015, the antimicrobial agents chloramphenicol, tetracycline, erythromycin, and clindamycin were tested.
The most important feature in the above case is that the intussusception occurred after 3 days of treatment; the authors speculate that erythromycin was the leading cause of the intussusception.
The isolates had also been tested for susceptibility to ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, erythromycin, gentamicin, oxacillin, penicillin, rifampin, tetracycline, and trimethoprim/ sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX).
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10,11,12) Staphylococcal isolates with msr A-mediated efflux mechanism also appear erythromycin resistant and clindamycin susceptible by in vitro tests, but such isolates do not become clindamycin resistant in vivo.
pumilus to benzyl penicillin, erythromycin and rifampicin which were significantly different (P<0.
In one large cohort from Canada, older adults taking an implicated statin alongside erythromycin or clarithromycin were significantly more likely to be admitted to hospital with rhabdomyolysis or acute kidney injury, and significantly more likely to die within 30 days than similar adults taking azithromycin instead.
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of 392 strains was performed by Kirby-Bauer method using clindamycin, chloramphenicol, erythromycin, levofloxacin, penicillin, rifampicin, tetracycline and vancomycin disks (Cecon, Sao Paulo, Brazil).
When possible, prescribing a statin with a clarithromycin or erythromycin should be avoided, particularly among older patients because of their higher risk, researchers warned.
For these patients, erythromycin is effective and better studied than azithromycin (SOR: C, expert opinion).