The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(also chloramphenicol), a mixture (racemate) of the optical isomers of the antibiotic levomycetin (chloramphenicol). It is used externally in the form of a 1-percent, 5-percent, or 10-percent liniment (emulsion) to treat pyinflammatory processes.
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