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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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A recent study showed significantly reduced mortality using a triple-drug combination of colistin, tigecycline, and meropenem.
com)-- Bioo Scientific has added to its line of simple, quick, and fully quantitative ELISAs designed to screen food and feed samples for antibiotic contamination with the introduction of the MaxSignal[R] Colistin ELISA Test Kit.
Acinetobacter: aminoglycoside, colistin, tigecycline (if MIC <1; whether it will be effective for MIC [less than or equal to] 2 is not known)
Resistance to gentamicin and colistin in an oxidase positive Gram-negative motile bacillus with sensitivity to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid is a remarkable feature in the identification of this pathogen (2).
Effect of fishmeal replacement with spray-dried animal plasma and colistin on intestinal structure, intestinal microbiology, and performance of weanling pigs challenged with Escherichia coli K99.
The usual dosage of colistin is 5 mg/kg per day, but researchers have experimented with dosages as high as 15 mg/kg per day.
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in a tertiary hospital in Madrid, Spain: high percentage of colistin resistance among VIM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST11 isolates.
Colistin was the only agent that retained high levels of susceptibility (91.
aeruginosa and Acinetobacter, physicians are increasingly turning to last resort therapies for these pathogens, including colistin, despite its notable toxicity.
NDM-1 bacteria are resistant to most antibiotics (fluroquinolones, aminoglycosides, and beta-lactams), except tigecycline and colistin.
3% SSF) each with two different antibiotics (10 mg/kg colistin, Co and 20 mg/kg avilamycin, Av).
In several studies, intravenous colistin combined with rifampin and imipenem was recommended for the treatment of carbapenem-resistant isolates lacking MBLs, whereas the combination of colistin and rifampicin (with or without tigecycline) was recommended for treatment of MBL producing carbapenem-resistant isolates (30,31).