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bac·i·tra·cin

 (băs′ĭ-trā′sĭn)
n.
A polypeptide antibiotic obtained from a strain of a bacterium (Bacillus subtilis) and used as a topical ointment in the treatment of certain bacterial infections, especially those caused by cocci.

[baci(llus) + Trac(y I), laboratory designation of the strain of bacterium producing it (apparently from misspelling of the name of Margaret Treacy (1936?-1994), American child from whose tissue the strain was first isolated) + -in.]

bacitracin

(ˌbæsɪˈtreɪsɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) an antibiotic used mainly in treating bacterial skin infections: obtained from the bacterium Bacillus subtilis
[C20: baci(llus) + -trac- from Margaret Tracy (born 1936), American girl in whose blood Bacillus subtilis was found; see -in]

bac•i•tra•cin

(ˌbæs ɪˈtreɪ sɪn)

n.
an antibiotic polypeptide derived by the hydrolytic action of Bacillus subtilis on protein.
[1940–45; baci (llus) + (Margaret) Trac(y) (b. 1936), American child whose tissues were found to contain Bacillus subtilis + -in1]
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Noun1.bacitracin - a polypeptide antibiotic of known chemical structure effective against several types of Gram-positive organismsbacitracin - a polypeptide antibiotic of known chemical structure effective against several types of Gram-positive organisms; usually applied locally
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

bac·i·tra·cin

n. bacitracin, antibiótico efectivo en contra de ciertos estafilococos.

bacitracin

n bacitracina
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We cleaned and dressed his wound, administered tetanus vaccine (Adacel; Sanofi Pasteur Inc., Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, USA) prophylactically, and treated him as an outpatient with oral cephalexin and topical bacitracin zinc. He fully recovered.
Colistin sulfate and bacitracin zinc are commonly used growth-promoting antibiotics in farm production and are rarely assimilated by animal intestines.
Ten calves (Group A) were given topical treatment (Pyodine 10 % and Neomycin Sulphate and Bacitracin Zinc) twice a day for five days 10 calves (Group B) were given parenteral therapy (Amoxicillin and Meloxicam) for five days 10 calves (Group C) were given both topical and parenteral therapy for five days and 10 calves (Group D) were kept as a positive control.
It contains bacitracin zinc, neomycin sulfate and polymyxin B sulfate, and retails in a 2-oz.
Ocular treatments included flurbiprofen sodium solution (1 drop OU q12h for 3 days) and topical triple antibiotic ophthalmic ointment (neomycin, polymyxin B sulfate, and bacitracin zinc ophthalmic ointment OU q12h for 2 days).
For this purpose, Tobra-D (a) eye drops containing (Tobramycin and Dexamethasone sodium Phosphate), local application of eye ointments like Neosporin-H (b) (containing Neomycin, Polymixin B sulfates, Bacitracin Zinc and Hydrocortisone) were used.