gentamicin


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gen·ta·mi·cin

 (jĕn′tə-mī′sĭn)
n.
A broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from an actinomycete of the genus Micromonospora, used in its sulfate form to treat various infections.

[Alteration of gentamycin : gent(i)a(n violet) + -mycin.]

gentamicin

(ˌdʒɛntəˈmaɪsɪn)
n
(Medicine) a broad-spectrum antibiotic used in the treatment of serious infections
[C20: from genta (of unknown origin) + -mycin]
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Noun1.gentamicin - an antibiotic (trade name Garamycin) that is derived from an actinomycete; used in treating infections of the urinary tract
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"
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gentamicin

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Intratympanic gentamicin treatment (ITG) for control of vertigo has become popular worldwide.
The study was initiated after in vitro studies demonstrated that gentamicin restored functional laminin 332 in cultured keratinocytes from infants with H-JEB.
To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of cyst formation after adnexal injury and evisceration in birds and its successful treatment with intralesional gentamicin injection.
The proximal tubule is the first nephron segment that undergoes structural and histological changes caused by gentamicin and it is the major site of drug accumulation.
Gentamicin injection is an antimicrobial agent most commonly used to treat serious and potentially life-threatening infections, such as chest infections, urinary tract infections and infected wounds or burns.
The decision to treat him with gentamicin had to be made quickly in order to do so.
Every year, approximately 90,000 babies in the UK are treated with gentamicin on intensive care units.
However, it seems that the pathology of gentamicin in the kidneys by producing free radicals, lipid peroxidation (Sener et al., 2002) and protein peroxidation in the kidney cortical part (Karadeniz et al., 2008) is justifiable.
Ampicillin, gentamicin, and vancomycin therapy was stopped while trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole therapy was continued.
A recent retrospective study comparing weight-based to nonweight-based gentamicin dosing in inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) implantation found no difference in the rate of postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) [3].
The first group was injected daily with a low dose of gentamicin (100 mg/kg, Sigma-Aldrich, USA) in saline intraperitoneally (i.p.) for 4 or 7 consecutive days [3, 8, 19, 20].