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bacitracin

(băs'ĭtrā`sĭn), antibioticantibiotic,
any of a variety of substances, usually obtained from microorganisms, that inhibit the growth of or destroy certain other microorganisms. Types of Antibiotics
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 produced by a strain of the bacterial species Bacillus subtilis. It is widely used for topical therapy such as for skin and eye infections; it is effective against gram-positive bacteria, including strains of staphylococcus that are resistant to penicillinpenicillin,
any of a group of chemically similar substances obtained from molds of the genus Penicillium that were the first antibiotic agents to be used successfully in the treatment of bacterial infections in humans.
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 (see Gram's stainGram's stain,
laboratory staining technique that distinguishes between two groups of bacteria by the identification of differences in the structure of their cell walls. The Gram stain, named after its developer, Danish bacteriologist Christian Gram, has become an important tool
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). Bacitracin is toxic to humans and is no longer used internally.

bacitracin

[‚bas·ə′trās·ən]
(microbiology)
A group of polypeptide antibiotics produced by Bacillus licheniformis.
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The strain DM15 showed sensitivity towards erythromycin, bacitracin, penicillin, chloramphenicol, tetracycline, carbenicillin, cephaloridine and novobiocin.
The use of bacitracin for identifying group A haemolytic streptococci.
If there is a lesion, it needs to be cleaned, covered, bacitracin applied, and antibiotics begun.
In vivo studies of the chemicals cyclohexaminde and bacitracin (Ray 1966b, Faisal et al.
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A EUROPEAN Union (EU) funded research project has developed tests for growth promoters banned in the EU, such as avoparcin, spiramycin, tylosin, virginiamycin and zinc bacitracin.
After cleansing, the affected area should be covered with a dressing and a topical antibiotic such as bacitracin, polysporin, or silvadene, which help prevent infection and decrease pain.
However, before he loosely sutured the right thigh wound, he explored and irrigated it using saline and bacitracin.
Bacitracin or erythromycin ophthalmic ointment also should be applied.
It would ban eight specific medicines for routine use in livestock: penicillins, tetracyclines, macrolides (including erythromycin and tylosin), lincomycin, bacitracin, virginiamycin, aminoglycosides, and sulfonamides.