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(văng′kə-mī′sĭn, văn′kə-)
An antibiotic, C66H75Cl2N9O24, obtained from the actinomycete Amycolatopsis orientalis (formerly Streptomyces orientalis), used usually in the form of its hydrochloride to treat infections of staphylococci and other gram-positive bacteria.

[vanco- (from shortening and alteration of vanquish) + -mycin.]
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(Pharmacology) an antibiotic effective against most Gram-positive organisms. It is given by intravenous infusions for serious infections that are resistant to other antibiotics
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Noun1.vancomycin - an antibiotic (trade name Vancocin) effective against some bacterial infections
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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n vancomicina
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Group A served as a control group (n=10), group B (n=30) received I/P vancomycin 200mg/kg twice a day for seven days while group C (n=30) received I/P melatonin 10mg/kg 30 minutes prior to vancomycin administration for seven days.
Vancomycin still remains the most common first-line option for treating healthcare-associated severe infectionssince methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the major pathogen.
Background: Vancomycin is widely prescribed to treat infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
aureus infections has become problematic because of the increase of resistance to methicillin, vancomycin and other antibiotics (Mathews et al., 2010).
Despite a 12-day course of vancomycin and imipenem, the disease rapidly worsened, and the patient produced purulent blood-tinged sputum with new-onset bilateral pyopneumothorax [Figure 1]b and was treated with closed thoracic drainage before being transferred.{Figure 1}
Keywords: Enterococci spp, Drug resistance, Vancomycin.

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